Parliamentary Work

Allied to my planning experience, I have conducted objections to parliamentary bills on behalf of landowners and have negotiated undertakings with statutory bodies seeking compulsory purchase powers via the Transport and Works Act.

Examples:

Organising an objection by a group of City landowners to the Bill giving London Underground the required powers to construct the Docklands Light Railway extension to Bank underground station. This involved working with parliamentary agents on the petition and the collation of expert evidence as well as appearing before the House of Lords Committee.

Advising a number of property owners at London Bridge in objecting on their behalf to the proposed Thameslink 2000 scheme and the redevelopment of London Bridge station – and subsequently acting for the same group of occupiers in mounting an objection to the proposed “glass shard” office tower by Irvine Sellar.

Petitioning on behalf of Soho property owners against the Crossrail Bill.

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