Chris advises on all aspects of town planning and development law. He has extensive experience in the coordination of development proposals, including student accommodation, motorway service areas and residential development at regeneration sites and greenfield sites, and in the preparation and negotiation of Planning Obligations. Chris also regularly advises on CPO, CIL, enforcement and EIA development. He is a legal associate of the RTPI.
Chris has acted for national housebuilders, leading regional developers, landowners, local authorities and interested parties. As a partner in the Leicester Office, he seeks to build on the strong commercial property base to provide an excellent planning service.
- 2016 - Present: Howes Percival LLP, Partner
- 2006 - 2016: Shakespeare Martineau (2013 – 2014 as Marrons Shakespeares; 2006 – 2013 as Marrons)
- 2003 - 2004: College of Law, Birmingham
- 2003: Graduated from University of Leicester
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