Neil is an expert on planning and infrastructure projects. He advises on early stage consenting and strategy for a wide range of development with an enthusiasm for renewable energy and energy infrastructure. He also advises on airport and conventional power developments.

Neil’s practice is also very strong on strategic support for housing clients, student housing and investment portfolios.

Neil is a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association and the Compulsory Purchase Association. He sits on the Environmental Services Association planning working group and has sat on the working group of the Department of Communities and Local Government on Starter Homes delivery. Neil is also an Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Work

Western Power Distribution

Led the Development Consent Order application for the Brechfa Forest Wind Farm Connection Order 2016, made by the Secretary of State, to enable RWE Innogy's wind farm to be connected to the national grid, granting development consent and compulsory purchase powers to build a 32 kilometre overhead electricity line.

Bristol Airport

Acted on the strategic redevelopment of the Airport including defending a planning challenge in the High Court.

UNITE

Advised on the development of over 1000 student beds on two schemes at the Olympic redevelopment area in Stratford