Matt is an Associate in the Planning team and qualified into the team in June 2019. Prior to qualification, Matt worked in the Planning team for over 6 years as a Senior Paralegal. Matt advises on all aspects of town and country planning, highways, energy, environmental and compulsory purchase law. Matt has a depth of experience advising the firm's public and private sector clients on town centre regeneration schemes, infrastructure and energy projects and large housing developments. 

Matt has acted on behalf of a number of private and public sector clients including:

  • Trafford Council in relation to the regeneration of Stretford town centre involving a new student village by way of compulsory purchase order
  • University of Chester in relation to four planning appeals concerning the use of its science and innovation park within the Inner Zone of the COMAH designated Stanlow Oil Refinery
  • Cumbria County Council in relation to a number of section 106 agreements for mixed-use developments and defending planning appeals at public inquiries in relation to renewable energy schemes
  • Newark and Sherwood District Council in the negotiation of section 106 agreements for large scale housing developments including a mixed-use development for up to 1,800 dwellings, retail and educational facilities.
  • Matt has a depth of experience in acting for a nationwide rail infrastructure owner including providing planning advice and negotiating a section 106 agreement in respect of the development of a new railway station at Maghull North
  • Miller Developments on a number of complex planning agreements in connection with a 575-acre, £1bn mixed-use and logistics development in Warrington
  • one of the UK's largest UK supermarket chains in relation to the regeneration by compulsory purchase of Macclesfield town centre
  • Bruntwood for the development of the Manchester Business School Hotel and Circle Square mixed-use development at the University of Manchester campus.