Planning, Environment, Health & Safety Authoritative advice in a specialist area

Unlike other practice areas, Planning, Environment, Health & Safety is a mixture of policy (central government, local government and non-departmental regulators) and law. Consequently, developers and businesses don’t just require legal advice; they need a trusted authority to guide them through the myriad of policy and policymaking. That’s exactly what gunnercooke provides. Our lawyers don’t charge for the time it takes to deal with a project, rather, they consider the value that their deep expertise and understanding of the requirements of business can provide to a project.

Our Planning, Environment, Health & Safety team boasts two partners who together have more than 50 years of professional experience in this specialist area. Both have been advising on planning and environmental issues since the birth of modern environmental law and regulation in the 1980s. The team has wide-ranging experience in many business sectors, especially property development, waste, water and renewable energy generation and actively helped to shape many of the developments in the waste industry that make it what it is today.

Who we act for:

  • Corporate businesses
  • Developers
  • Waste management companies
  • Minerals operators
  • Renewable energy enterprises
  • Golf course owners/developers
  • Regulators
  • Utility companies

What we advise on:

  • Planning Applications
  • Section 106 Planning Obligations
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Development Consent Orders
  • Transport & Works Act Orders
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Planning Appeals
  • Enforcement Appeals
  • Environmental Permits
  • Environmental enforcement including prosecutions
  • Contaminated land
  • Planning, Environmental and Health & Safety due diligence reviews, contractual warranties and indemnities
  • Compulsory purchase orders and compensation
  • Judicial Review and High Court appeals
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Specialist commercial transactions in the renewable energy sector
  • Environmental litigation
  • Health & safety prosecutions and inquiries

Projects we advise on:

  • Residential and mixed use development
  • Flood alleviation
  • Water transfer and storage
  • Waste recycling
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Mineral extraction
  • Wind farms
  • Hydro-electric plants
  • Biomass plants


Key Contacts

Gillian Pelham
Paul Calladine
Anne Davies
Michael Krantz

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