Our planning and environmental team provide wide-ranging expertise and strategic advice on various matters.
Our planning experience includes:
We also routinely advise on sundry development-related issues, including rights of light and highways law.
Our environmental experience includes permitting matters, public nuisance and water pollution, either as a stand-alone engagement or as part of a corporate or real estate transaction.
We regularly advise landowners on resistance to compulsory purchase orders and on compensation claims resulting from compulsory purchases, including applications for Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development and references to the Upper Tribunal (Lands).
Mark Harnett of Fladgate LLP assists public and private sector clients across the full range of planning law, including compulsory purchase matters, Section 106 agreements and enforcement cases. Clients find him to be “a great choice of planning lawyer for both the big-picture stuff and the details stuff.”
Mark Harnett “explains issues very clearly” at Fladgate LLP, where the team focuses on mid-size schemes for clients such as Hodson Developments and CLTX.
Mark Harnett is singled out by clients for his ability to provide ‘very precise, in-depth strategic and commercial advice’.
Mark Harnett of Fladgate LLP enjoys a strong development planning practice. His clients include the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Margate Town Centre Regeneration Company. One interviewee comments: “He is very calm and very strategic and enormously user friendly.”
Highlights for Fladgate LLP included acting for Silus Investments in a judicial review application of the designation of land as a conservation area. Mark Harnett is recommended.
Mark Harnett of Fladgate LLP offers clients “steadfast attention to detail against tight deadlines”, and is “really on the ball – he personally drives things with proactive management whilst understanding the intricacies”.
Head of department at Fladgate LLP, Mark Harnett is singled out by clients for his ability to bring to negotiations “real insight from his past experience. Mark did a sterling job for us and is extremely insightful, commercial and practical”.
Fladgate LLP primarily acts for private developers and investors on contentious and non-contentious matters. Recent instructions include advising the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea on planning applications for the Commonwealth Institute, and acting in connection with compensation claims arising from a major development. New clients include Hale Harbour Authority and ING Real Estate. Mark Harnett provides “astute, personable and commercial” service.
At Fladgate LLP, Mark Harnett has been busy handling a mix of contentious and non-contentious mandates, predominantly in the development space. Highlights in 2016 included acting for Hodson Developments on the planning application and associated infrastructure agreement for a substantial residential development at Chilmington Green, Ashford, and representing CLTX in its appeal against an enforcement notice issued by Westminster City Council requiring the brick by brick reconstruction of the demolished Carlton Tavern public house in Maida Vale. Harnett was also active in the waste sector; his work includd advising BP Mitchell on its successful defence to a challenge brought by Tarmac against the decision of Hertfordshire County Council to grant planning for a permanent inert waste recycling facility in the green belt.
Legal 500 2017