Vicki specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning, environmental, highways and compulsory purchase matters. She regularly advises on consenting strategies and the submission of planning and development consent order applications, drafting and negotiating of section 106 and highways agreements, payments under community infrastructure levy, permitted development rights, environmental impact assessment and planning enforcement matters. Vicki also has considerable experience of managing judicial review and statutory challenges, as well as managing high profile planning inquiries and appeals. She also undertakes advocacy at hearings.

Vicki has particular expertise in delivering infrastructure and large scale residential schemes. She has acted on behalf of a number of developers to obtain consents for onshore and offshore wind energy projects, CCGT and biomass projects, transport schemes and energy from waste projects. Vicki provides planning due diligence for investment vehicles on their real estate portfolios, and advises on large residential and mixed use development schemes across the country. Vicki is currently advising on controversial schemes being converted under office to residential permitted development rights.

Vicki is a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Compulsory Purchase Association and regularly lectures and provides insight on issues and developments in planning law.

Experience
  • RES on its development consent order for the Port of Blyth New Biomass Plant, for which development consent was made on 24 July 2013
  • ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall on its development consent order for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, for which development consent was made on 17 June 2014
  • ESB International on its development consent order for the Knottingley Power Project (a combined cycle gas turbine power station), for which development consent was made on 10 March 2015
  • Veolia and SITA on planning inquiries and appeals for energy from waste developments in Cornwall, South Gloucestershire, Shropshire, and Nottingham
  • Edenlaw on a controversial conversion scheme using office to residential permitted development rights, and related planning applications and appeals, in close proximity to a live music venue in Bristol.
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