Environment, Planning and Health & Safety
  1. Environment, Planning and Health & Safety

    Environment

    Stevens & Bolton LLP is one of the few law firms in the south with specialist environmental expertise.

    Our environment team is listed as a leading practice by Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

    We regularly advise clients on:

    • Environmental, climate change and health & safety issues in:
      • share and asset transactions, including the environmental, climate change and health & safety aspects of a share transaction of over £1.1bn; and
      • property transactions
    • Environmental compliance issues arising from commercial contracts including advice to commercial occupiers in relation to remediation issues
    • Regulatory and liability matters relating to:
      • contaminated land and other environmental liability issues
      • waste issues including alleged  breaches of waste management licences, and negotiating on behalf of clients with the Environment Agency
      • statutory nuisances
    • Asbestos liabilities
    • Environmental provisions in insurance policies
    • Environmental claims

    Additionally, our environmental consultant Valerie Fogleman is leading a team with other members of a consortium in a project for the European Commission on financial security under the Environmental Liability Directive.

    Planning

    We work closely with a specialist planning law firm to provide advice in relation to planning law matters including:

    • Development advice
      • Strategic planning law advice
      • Legal audit of planning applications
      • Section 106 and other planning agreements
    • Contentious and examinations
      • Planning appeals, call-ins, inquiries, hearings, written representations
      • Local plan examinations
      • Judicial review and legal challenges
    • Highways
      • Highways law, highway licences, agreements
      • Stopping up orders
    • Compulsory purchase and compensation law
    • Regulatory
      • Community Infrastructure Levy
      • Environmental impact assessment and related EU legislation
      • Certificates of lawfulness
      • Rights of light and appropriation of land for planning purposes
      • Heritage law
    • Ratings
      • Check, Challenge, Appeal – procedure and supporting evidence
      • Valuation Tribunal and Upper Tribunal appeals
    • Rates mitigation (e.g. charity relief and guardian schemes)

     

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  2. News

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    Real Estate Bulletin - March 2019

    Contaminated Land

    Real Estate Bulletin - March 2018

    Real Estate Bulletin - Summer 2017

    Telecommunications Masts

    Living with a listed building

    Planning use clauses

    Briefing Notes

    Landlord's consent to assign

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