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Sarah Batterton - Consultant Solicitor - Planning

 

Development projects (residential and commercial) – planning and infrastructure agreements; strategic planning advice; advice on application documents including environmental impact assessments; modification of permissions; Community Infrastructure Levy.

General planning law – certificates of lawfulness, permitted development rights, changes of use.

Contentious issues – enforcement; planning appeals; judicial review.

Highways – advice on rights of way; highways agreements; stopping-up and diversion applications.

Real estate support – planning due diligence (acquisitions and lettings); advice on planning provisions in conditional contracts.

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has spent much of her career in the City of London, working for an international law firm as part of its highly ranked planning team.  She brings to Parity Legal a wealth of experience, advising both private and public sector clients in relation to all aspects of planning and highways law.

Sarah has a proven track record of securing planning permissions for some of the largest, high-profile schemes in London and beyond, including in the housing and commercial sectors and has extensive advisory experience in relation to complex planning law issues.  She provides high-quality, commercially focussed advice and exceptional client service as a result of a collaborative approach and a determination to do the best for each and every client.

She specialises in providing strategic planning advice, reviewing planning applications, drafting section 106 and infrastructure agreements and advising on environmental impact assessments and highways matters, particularly in the context of large-scale, complex development projects. She also advises on enforcement issues, planning appeals, judicial review, the Community Infrastructure Levy and general planning law queries and provides planning support on all types of real estate transactions.

Experience:

  • Advising a leading UK developer on a 3,600 unit residential-led scheme, which included employment floorspace, a new business park, retail, hotel, leisure, open space, education, community facilities, new highways and a new railway station.  Sarah advised on all stages of the planning application including allocation in the development plan, the environmental statement, section 106 and highways agreements and a judicial review claim.
  • Advising a development consortium on a regeneration project in East London, including the provision of 5,000 residential units, a landmark aquarium, leisure, office, hotel, community and education uses, excavation of dock areas and the provision of a pedestrian bridge link.
  • Advising a development consortium in connection with a PFI scheme for the redevelopment of a military garrison, including the sale of surplus land for a mixed-use urban village.  The project included securing planning permission for both the garrison redevelopment and the associated housing-led scheme (c. 2,600 new homes).  Sarah was involved in all planning and highways aspects of the project including drafting planning obligations for both schemes and dealing with footpath stopping-up orders.
  • Advising a leading housebuilder on various high-profile, central London schemes.
  • Drafting planning obligations for a leading logistics developer relating to a 2.3 million sq. ft. warehouse.
  • Advice in relation to the regeneration of the Paddington Basin site in central London, including office, residential and mixed-use schemes.
  • Advice to one of the country’s leading supermarket operators on various sites.
  • Advice to local authorities in relation to complex highway agreements.
  • Advice to a football club in relation to a judicial review claim.
  • Advice in relation to various high-profile buildings in the City of London, including Paternoster Square, the Baltic Exchange and City Point.

Interests

Outside work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, travel and the theatre.


 

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