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Rachel is an Associate in our planning and real estate team based in London (Holborn office) with both private and public sector experience. Her broad experience includes dealing with planning aspects of property transactions including due diligence, advising on planning permissions for development projects including mixed use urban regeneration schemes, town centre projects, retail, housing, commercial and industrial developments. She acts for a variety of clients including developers, landowners and funders.
She advises on the full range of planning matters including negotiating and drafting planning, highways and related agreements, planning appeals, advice on promotion of development projects, planning policy development and interpretation, compulsory purchase, high court proceedings including judicial review, listed building, conservation area issues, planning enforcement, other highway matters and advertisement regulations.
Before moving into private practice several years ago she was Islington Council’s chief planning lawyer advising at a strategic level on major projects including the Arsenal Regeneration scheme, a 50 acre project providing 3,000 new homes, the construction of the Emirates stadium, conversion of the former Highbury Ground into residential, a waste recycling centre, commercial floor space along with community infrastructure benefits.
"Many thanks for your assistance in getting this one over the line" - Investment fund client upon completion of a s106 agreement enabling marketing of the site with the benefit of the planning permission (March 2016)
"This is very clearly set out and helpful, thank you." - Client developer regarding project planning strategy and CIL advice (April 2016)
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