Planning and Environment
  1. Planning and 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, and individual members are recognised by all of the major legal directories.

    We regularly advise clients on:

    • Environmental and climate change issues in share and asset transactions, including the environmental and climate change aspects of a share transaction of over £1.1bn, and in 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, Valerie Fogleman is leading a project with other members of a consortium for the European Commission on financial security under the Environmental Liability Directive.

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

    • Planning applications and appeals
    • Drafting and negotiating planning obligations
    • Regulatory matters including advising clients on alleged breaches of  planning control, enforcement notices, appeals and prosecutions
    • Evidence required to support certificate of lawfulness applications
    • Issues relating to the local plan process
    • Judicial review of  decisions by local planning authorities and the planning inspectorate(including advice to interested parties)
    • EIA and SEA
    • Advertisement consents
    • Highways (including public rights of way)

    Clients of the team range from multinationals and FTSE 100 companies to owner-managed businesses. 

     

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