Rebecca is a specialist planning lawyer who advises on all aspects of the planning process and highway matters. 

Her work includes community infrastructure levy, objections to development, certificates of lawful use and development, permitted development rights, planning obligation agreements, highway agreements, enforcement, planning appeals and judicial review, stopping up and diversion applications and HS2 compensation claims.  Rebecca acts for a wide variety of clients including local planning authorities, registered providers, landowners and developers.     

Experience

  • Acting for a Local Planning Authority in respect of their full case load of section 106 agreements.
  • Acting for a Registered Provider in connection with highway sectional agreements.
  • Advising a client on removing themselves from being included within a CPO for a regeneration scheme to avoid relocation resulting in upgrades to their property.
  • Assisting Counsel in respect of a public inquiry concerning development within the curtilage of a heritage asset.
  • Assisting in the case of Fidler v Secretary of State leading to a change in the law around the time limits for enforcement. 
  • Advising a landowner in connection with threatened enforcement action by the local planning authority for unauthorised works to a listed building.
  • Advising a local planning authority in connection with the requirement for an EIA and hedgerow regulations.
  • Advising a variety of agricultural clients in connection with the conversion of existing barns pursuant to permitted development rights and removal of agricultural tie conditions.