Landmark is at the forefront of advisory and advocacy work across the full range of residential developments, from permitted development to new settlements. Members have appeared in many of the leading cases about residential development and represent developers and others across all specialist fields of residential development in planning appeal inquiries, Local Plan examinations and other proceedings.


Members of Chambers have advised policymakers on the development of policy for residential development at national, regional, local and neighbourhood levels; this includes the NPPF (all versions), PD for residential development, the London Plan and many local plans. We are regularly instructed by parties engaged with the plan-making process from many different perspectives.

Strategic Land, new settlements and major urban extensions are all strong specialisms of members of the planning team, with all the major developers, funds and landowners numbered within our clients; we also advise and represent local planning authorities and other parties to the process.

Advising and representing clients on s.78 appeals, recovered and called-in appeals forms a major part of members’ practices and many of the country’s largest appeals feature members of chambers.

Members are at the forefront of advice and representation on specialist housing: for the retirement and care sector, PRS, student accommodation, 100% affordable housing developments.

In cities, we have a strong track record on tall residential buildings as well as residential within mixed use developments; estate regeneration and CPO for residential re-use are also prominent in our case load. Outside major urban areas, we work on residential schemes of all sizes for both promoters and local planning authorities (and objectors).

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

Michael Gooch new

Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1306

Jason Allen new

Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

020 7421 2480

Jonathan Barley new

Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

020 7421 1392

Richard Bolton new

Charlotte Hockney

Assistant Practice Manager

020 7421 1303

Charlotte Hockney new

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