Members deal regularly with major infrastructure in the countryside (including road, rail and airports) housing developments of all sizes (including numerous strategic urban extensions and new settlements) and a range of substantial energy, waste and minerals schemes.
They also have broad expertise in relation to the exercise of rights of access and use of protected landscapes and have appeared in many of the most important cases in this regard. They were involved in numerous inquiries as to access land following the coming into force of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.
Members of chambers have recently authored a specialist work on Planning Law and Rights of Way in National Parks, the Broads and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
Recent court highlights include:
- Darwall v Dartmoor National Park Authority
 EHWC 35 (Ch) – right to wild camp in Dartmoor National Park
- R (Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v North Yorkshire County Council  UKSC 3 – Green Belt and minerals extraction
- Monkhill Ltd v SSHCLG  EWCA Civ 74 – AONB policy and its role in the NPPF presumption in favour of sustainable development
- Dover DC v Campaign to Protect Rural England (Kent)  1 W.L.R. 108 – in which the Supreme Court considered a major housing development in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- R (Oakley) v South Cambridgeshire CC
 EWCA Civ 71 – where the Court of Appeal dealt with a proposed football stadium in the Green Belt outside Cambridge.