Environmental & Planning
Contaminated land and pollution issues have arisen in many development projects where we have given legal advice relating to environmental protection and liability for contamination.
In such cases we have advised on:
- who is liable and
- contracts and warranties/indemnities about environmental liabilities generally.
This can form a significant part of any negotiations relating to a development project. Potentially, such environmental liabilities can impose a significant commitment on the liable party.
Contact: David Gibson, Partner
We have broad experience of planning law, in particular concerning development projects. We have been involved in applications for planning permission and acted for objectors to applications and appellants. Generally, our approach is to seek an agreed way forward for all parties, including the planning authority.
We have negotiated many Section 75 Agreements and Section 69 Agreements, some of which have been very complex, covering large projects that are to be developed over a period of years. We work for our clients in partnership with the relevant planning authority.
In planning appeals, we have made representations both by written submission and to public inquiries. We have also advised clients who have made representations to Local Plan public inquiries. We have a number of Solicitor Advocates whose expertise can be invaluable in such inquiries.
BTO has experience in considering waste management licensing from the point of view of licence holders, potential buyers of land subject to such licences and holders and applicants for exemptions from waste management licences. We can offer sound advice in this complex area of the law.
Contact: Marion Davies, Associate firstname.lastname@example.org T. 0141 221 8012