The planning system is more important than ever to the success of UK plcs and our planning and infrastructure consenting team works hard to help our clients cut through the complexity and secure positive outcomes.

At Addleshaw Goddard, we are actively involved in local markets and engage with central government to develop law and policy which ensures our clients’ interests are represented. This involvement helps us create a planning system that is fast, responsive and effective.


Our work includes advising on:

  • Development Consent Orders and Transport and Works Act Orders
  • Other aspects of planning and highway law
  • Compulsory purchase
  • Compensation in four key sectors – energy, transport, housing and regeneration, and retail 
  • The promotion of, and objections to, development consent, transport and work orders
  • Greenfield and brownfield sites, working closely with our clients, their architects and planning consultants to provide strategic advice and devise a strategy for securing permission
  • Reviewing planning application documents such as the environmental statement, design and access statement and application plans, as well as the draft committee report to de-risk the application and minimise the prospects of any legal challenge succeeding
  • The financial obligations and opportunities that affect scheme viability including section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Managing disputes whether defending or bringing a judicial review or statutory challenge
  • Managing public inquiries whether following a planning appeal, call-in or to secure confirmation of a compulsory purchase order

Key contact

Meet the team
Marnix Elsenaar

Marnix Elsenaar

Partner, Head of Planning and Infrastructure Consenting
United Kingdom

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