Hashi Mohamed

Call: 2010

Hashi has been consistently listed as one of the highest rated planning barristers in England and Wales.

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Practice summary




Practice Summary

Hashi’s practice focuses on all aspects of planning and environmental law, including housing, infrastructure, enforcement, development consent orders (DCO), and compulsory purchase work (CPO). Hashi appears on behalf of claimants and defendants and specialises in all aspects of planning and environmental law.

He undertakes work on behalf of a diverse range of clients including housebuilders and major landowners, SMEs and individuals, as well as local planning authorities across England and Wales; including at hearings and inquiries, local plan examinations, High Court and the Court of Appeal. He is ranked by Planning Magazine in the top 10 of ‘Top Rated Juniors’ in 2023.

Hashi is a published author of two critically acclaimed books; People Like Us; What it Takes to Make it in Modern Britain (Profile Books, January 2020) and A Home of One’s Own: Why the Housing Crisis Matters (Profile Books, September 2022).

He is the Chair of Coin Street Housing Cooperative on the South Bank, responsible for 220 high quality affordable, social housing, including in the OXO Tower.

Hashi is fluent in Somali and French.


Hashi is ranked in the Legal 500 as Tier 3 in Planning (London Bar) in 2024.

Hashi’s planning practice includes:

  • Housing related appeals under Section 78 TCPA inquiry appeals
  • Section 288 and 289 TCPA statutory appeals to the High Court
  • Highway matters; safety, cumulative impacts, capacity issues
  • Enforcement matters including prosecutions of breach of enforcement notices and injunctions.
  • Permitted Development rights and Certificates of Lawfulness
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
  • Green belt matters- including NPPF and local policy related disputes
  • Development in highly sensitive locations, including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Heritage Impact Assessment
  • Enforcement of Section 106 Agreements and similar litigation
  • Criminal prosecutions under the Environmental prosecutions Act 1990
  • Compulsory purchase appeals and compensation claims
  • Advising on getting sites allocated, and on applications relating to already allocated sites.

Neighbourhood Planning

Hashi is advising various clients with interests linked to Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans, including those in the private sector, strategic land, housebuilders, local planning authorities and others at the following examinations.

  • St Albans Local Plan Examination
  • Cranbrook Plan Examination
  • Uttlesford Local Plan Examination
  • Sevenoaks Local Plan Examination
  • Norton St Philip Neighbourhood Plan
  • Mendip District Local Plan Part 1 and Part 2
  • County Durham Local Plan
  • Basildon Local Plan

Planning Appeals, Inquiries and Hearings

Hashi Mohamed has appeared at over 250 planning inquiries and hearings, the most recent of which include:

APP/T0355/W/22/3309308 – Mattel House, Vanwall Road, Maidenhead: Full planning application for the demolition of the existing building and construction of 91 residential units together with associated works. Granted consent on appeal with partial costs.

APP/H1840/W/22/3313745 - Land off Broadway Lane, Fladbury, Pershore: Full planning application for the erection of 34 affordable homes, together with associated works. Granted consent on appeal with partial costs awarded.

APP/A2280/W/22/3310119 - Land north of Moor Street & east of Otterham Quay Lane: Full planning application for the erection of 66 residential dwellings (including 25% affordable housing) together with associated works. Granted consent on appeal.

APP/Y3940/W/22/3309170 – Land off the B4069 East of Barrow Farm, Langley Burrell: Outline application for a residential development (up to 230 dwellings) a local establishment and hot food takeaway (sui generis) with associated works. Allowed on appeal.

APP/Y3940/W/22/3290305 - Land to the north of Whychurch Farm: Appeal hearing on behalf of LPA (Wiltshire) for the construction of up to 71 dwellings and associated infrastructure. Allowed on appeal.

APP/Y/3615/W/22/3298341 & 3298390 - North of Lodge Farm / Howard of Effingham School, Effingham: Two appeals relating to land in the Green Belt for, inter alia, a new school, 209 dwellings, 4 self-build units, with access and associated works. Allowed on appeal.

APP/D3125/W/22/3301202 – Land West of Wroslyn Road, Freeland: Outline planning application for the erection of a retirement community of up to 160 extra care units (C2 Use Class) with associated works. Dismissed on appeal.

APP/M2270/W/21/3273022 – Hawkhurst Golf Club, Hawkhurst: Hybrid application for a relief road (Full) and outline planning permission for residential development (including C2/C3 care home, D1 facilities, doctors surgery, community hall, public car park, public park and associated parking. Dismissed appeal.

APP/Y3940/W/21/3278256, 3278923 & 3282365 – Land at Filands Road, Malmesbury: Three cojoined appeals relating to planning permission for residential development, the continued relevance / effect of a legal obligation and planning permission for residential development and land for a nursery and associated infrastructure. Partially allowed.

APP/Y3940/W/21/3276908 – Land to the North of Bath Road, Pickwick: Development for the construction of an 80- bedroom care home (C2) with associated access and infrastructure. Dismissed appeal.

APP/Y3940/W/17/3190561 Old Sarum Airfield, Lancaster Road, Old Sarum, Salisbury, Wiltshire: Two week inquiry by Old Sarum Airfield Limited for approximately 462 residential dwellings, a mixture of employment, commercial / leisure, office use (Class B1) and aviation uses. Dismissed on appeal.

APP/H2265/W/19/3227034 Land east of Lavenders Road, West Malling, Kent: Two week inquiry by Bellway Homes Strategic for an outline application for up to 80 residential dwellings (including 40% affordable housing), open space, drainage, access and associated works. Dismissed on appeal.

APP/U1430/W/19/3234340 Land at Clavering Walk, Cooden, Bexhill on Sea: One week inquiry for an outline application (with all matters reserved except for means of access) for residential development of up to 85 dwellings. Allowed on appeal.

APP/U1430/W/20/3270665 Land off Spindlewood Drive, Bexhill on Sea: Two week inquiry for an outline application by Exigo Project Solutions for residential development for circa 160 dwellings with all matters reserved other than access. Allowed on appeal.


Hashi’s Environmental practice includes:

  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments
  • Appropriate Assessments
  • Aarhus Convention, and in particular in relation to Protective Costs Order
  • European Union Habitats/Birds Directive
  • Flooding and Flood risk assessments
  • Statutory Nuisance
  • Public Nuisance.


Landmark's barristers often work at the intersection of our core practice areas; bringing a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to bear on a particular dispute or issue facing a client.

Our focus is always on achieving the best possible outcome for our client. By viewing the client's objectives in a holistic way - and not purely through the lens of one rigidly-defined legal area - we deliver the best possible advice and representation in complex matters that engage multiple specialist areas of law. 

Whether it's providing support as an individual cross-practice barrister or a cross-disciplinary team of Landmark counsel, we are able to draw on an outstanding array of complementary skillsets and knowledge bases. This often achieves a better result than instructing multiple barristers from different specialist sets. This also improves the quality of client care through increased levels of communication, quicker response times, and a coordinated approach to clerking and fees, made possible by our team-based cross-practice approach.

Please contact our practice management team for more information.


Highways and Rights of Access

Local Government


Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

Development Consent Orders

Development Contribution: Section 106 and CIL

Development Plans and other planning policy

Green Belt




Neighbourhood Planning

Planning Appeals, Inquiries and Hearings

Planning Crime

Planning Enforcement and Injunctions

Planning Judicial and Statutory Reviews



Aarhus Convention and Environmental Justice

Air Quality

Climate Change and Emissions Trading

Ecology and Biodiversity

Environmental Assessment (Environmental Outcomes)

Environmental Enforcement

Environmental information

Environmental Regulation

Habitats and Species



Highways and Rights of Access

Local Government

Hashi is extremely personable and passionate about both planning and housing delivery. He is intellectually able, very quick on his feet and an impressive advocate. He has an uncanny ability to adjust his communication style to the person he is cross-examining, which proves extremely effective."

Legal 500

Chambers Top Ranked UK Bar 2024 Uk leading juniors 2024 The Planning Law Survey 2024

Qualifications and achievements


  • 2009-2010 - Bar Vocational Course, City University London
  • 2008-2009 -MSc, St-Antony’s College, University of Oxford
  • 2003-2007 - BA (Hons) Law and French, University of Hertfordshire
  • 2005-2006 - Erasmus Scholar, Political History, Philosophy and French, Universite de Jean Monnet, St-Etienne


  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Planning and Environmental Bar Association


Practice Managers

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