A planning lawyer with 25 years’ experience including nine years working in local government.
Deborah’s clients are major house builders, developers, landed estates, local authorities and Oxford colleges. She has been involved in Oxfordshire’s largest and most complex developments, delivering thousands of new homes and significant infrastructure.
Her expertise is in complex planning obligations related to commercial and residential development, town centre redevelopment and the delivery of infrastructure. She also advises on issues relating to highways and infrastructure including highway agreements and road closures.
Clients and planning officers benefit from Deborah’s experience of having worked within local government and the insight that this brings.
Recent examples of how Deborah has helped clients include:
- successfully negotiating a complex planning obligation involving parks, swimming pools, highways and affordable housing, enabling a house builder to construct hundreds of homes, and the local authority to meet its housing target;
- ensuring the viability and profitability of a project to convert commercial premises to residential; and
- navigating the complexities of charitable exemption for the owners of two care homes relating to the community infrastructure levy.