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Jen is a solicitor specialising in planning law. She has experience in relation to a range of planning topics, including environmental impact assessment, section 106 agreements, highways orders, compulsory purchase, freedom of information issues, inquiries, judicial review, the Localism Act 2011, the National Planning Policy Framework and major infrastructure projects. After qualifying at Ashurst, Jen worked at Bevan Brittan and subsequently at CMS Cameron McKenna as an associate in the planning team. She worked as an external author for LexisPSL before joining the team in November 2010. She has written for a variety of legal publications, including the New Law Journal, Utilities Week, Planning Resource and The Lawyer. Jen regularly appears on Talking Law videocasts providing legal updates on planning law.

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The High Court quashed a planning permission for development near a quarry on noise grounds. The decision is a useful interpretation of national noise policy in the...

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In Gladman v SCLG, the court dismissed a challenge to an inspector’s decision to dismiss plans for up to 330 homes in Kent over air quality concerns, where an...

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Provisions in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA 2016) in relation to the Secretary of State’s intervention in local and neighbourhood plan-making, in...

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At the Westminster Briefing ‘Defining Contributions’ on 17 August 2016, developers, local planning authorities (LPAs) and solicitors discussed the...

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Case Analysis:South Gloucestershire Council v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2016] EWCA Civ 74, [2016] All ER (D) 63 (Feb)Why did the...

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The government has recently confirmed that certain permitted development rights (PDRs) enabling offices to be converted into new homes - originally intended to be a...

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In Larkfleet v South Kesteven District Council, [2015] All ER (D) 51 (Aug), the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal relating to a grant of planning permission for...

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What are the implications of the court's decision to hold a client responsible for two-thirds of the total recoverable loss where the solicitor gave negligent...

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The Court of Appeal has decided that a transboundary consultation not required for environmental impact assessment (EIA) purposes in relation to a nuclear power...

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