Green Belt

Development affecting the Green Belt seems likely to continue to be a source of complex and important work across the planning field, and member of Landmark’s Planning Group remain leaders in the area. We have very considerable experience of advising on the making and interpretation of Green Belt policy, and its application to development schemes and appeals.


Members of Chambers have advised in relation to the current national Green Belt policy in the NPF and its interrelationship with other parts of national policy. We have been involved in many of the High Court cases which define the meaning of Green Belt policy, for instance Compton Parish Council (exceptional circumstances), Keep Bourne End Green (Local Plan challenges), Link Park (purposes of the Green Belt).

Experience includes advising and representing clients in relation to major Green Belt release through the local plan system, for instance the residential-led extensions to Oxford in both Cherwell and South Oxfordshire, logistics around London and Birmingham, urban extensions in most of the country’s designated Green Belts.

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

Practice Director

020 7421 2483

Ben Connor

Kevin Squires

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1351

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Michael Gooch

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1305

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Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1306

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Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

020 7421 2480

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Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

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Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

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