Philip has appeared in a significant number of inquiries and hearings, covering a range of key issues.
Alongside a busy appeals practice, Philip regularly advises developers, land promoters and LPAs on issues relating to residential schemes. This includes strategic advice relating to the preparation of applications with issues relating to Green Belt, local plan development and linked infrastructure.
Notable Residential cases
Land to the North West of Fiddington, Ashchurch, Tewkesbury – Successful appeal against refusal of permission for 460 dwellings – led by Paul Tucker KC for client, Robert Hitchins Ltd
New Lane, York – A recovered appeal for 300 units. Main issue as whether or not the site should be designated as Green Belt.
Land off Brain Valley Avenue, Black Notley – Representing Gladman Development Ltd for he construction of 80 homes.
Land at Hawkhurst Golf Club – Development in the High Weald AONB
Land at Manor Farm, South Somerset – Development affecting a GII* listed property.
Land at Boroughbridge Road, York – acting for the LPA against development within the York Green Belt
Oakham Road, Somerby – acting for Hazelton Homes for the construction of 32 dwellings. Issues relating to ﬂooding.
Land East of Gleneagles Way, Hatﬁeld Peverel – Acting for David Wilson Homes on a called in appeal for the construction of up to 120 dwellings. Issues relating to 5 year housing land supply and landscape.
Land North of Ashby Road, Tamworth – called in appeal for the construction of up to 1000 homes. Representing the Highways Authority focusing the operation of a monitor and manage scheme on highways issues.
Land South of West Land, Ripon – called in appeal for the construction of 390 houses involving issues relating to heritage assets, a World Heritage Site and 5 year housing land supply.
Hookstone Chase, Harrogate – advising the developer through the application stage to successful appeal for residential development of a former employment site.
Wandle Trading Estate, Mitcham – Inquiry into a section 73 inquiry seeking to change the layout and house type designs following the purchase of the site by a new developer.