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Work 0113 283 2500
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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Chris Slater

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Work +44 (0)113 283 2668
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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Planning & Environment

Position

Partner

Career

Chris, a Partner in the Planning & Environment Group, has over 13 years post qualification experience. He deals with a range of planning and environment work including the preparation of planning cases proceeding by way of Public Inquiry or written representations appeal. He has advocacy experience at public inquiries on planning appeals related to development, applications for certificates for lawful existing use / development and mineral extraction. He has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating planning obligations and Section 278 Agreements and continues to be involved in preparing agreements for some of the largest and most complex developments including city centre as well as edge of centre developments. He also has experience in applications for judicial review and acting for developers in challenges to Development Plan policies. He also has knowledge in High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court procedure. Chris has extensive CPO experience.

Chris has also advised several clients in connection with appearances in the Upper Tribunal (Lands) to determine the value of lands taken including both for local authorities and dispossessed land owners.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Walker Morris LLP ‘has an excellent reputation in the field in the Leeds area and beyond’ and is ‘renowned for the quality of its work and proven success rate’. Department head Richard Sagar ‘knows his profession inside out’ and recently represented Hallam Land Management in its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for an urban extension outside Doncaster; Chris Slater is ‘always available’ and handles planning and highways agreements, community infrastructure levies, compulsory purchase work and large developments; consultant Andrew Williamson regularly acts for developers and advised Roomzzz on the planning elements of a proposed aparthotel in Harrogate. Other team members include environment-focused Alison Ogley, who re-joined the team from Kings Chambers, and directors Robert Moore and James Garbett.

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