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Addleshaw Goddard

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Glenn Sharpe

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Addleshaw Goddard

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Partner in the Planning Department.


Glenn was formerly a senior Local Government lawyer having been Head of the Planning and Environmental Legal Team at North Yorkshire County Council.  Since moving in to commercial law in 2003 Glenn has developed a wide ranging practice covering all elements of the planning and regulatory system.  He is an expert on highways law and has also developed a wide ranging minerals practice; he acts for both quarry operators and businesses looking to promote on shore gas field developments.  Other specialisms include aviation; he has acted on behalf of several airports and also represents NATS the UK's licensed provider of Air Traffic Management services.


English, French (conversational)


Law Society of England & Wales
Associate Member Law Society of Scotland
Minerals Products Association


The University of Warwick
The College of Law (York)

North West: Real estate

Planning and environment

Within: Planning and environment

The Manchester-based environment team at Addleshaw Goddard works closely with its Leeds office to advise on planning matters. The environment team is regularly instructed on the environmental aspects of national and international real estate, corporate and finance transactions, and also advises on compliance with regulatory regimes as well as producer responsibility, waste, and climate change issues. The retail, manufacturing, waste, real estate and energy sectors are key areas of expertise.  Legal director Michelle Headridge heads the environment team, which includes managing associate  Joanne Holbrook, who recently joined from Fieldfisher. Leeds-based Glenn Sharpe, joined the team from DWF and is an experienced planning lawyer with particular expertise in highways, energy, aviation, minerals and waste-related mandates, led advice for NATS (En Route) on its objection to two proposed wind farms in Scotland.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate


Within: Planning

Addleshaw Goddard’s practice has seen substantial expansion following the recruitment of department head Glenn Sharpe  from DWF in 2017. Sharpe’s expertise encompasses the aviation, minerals, waste and energy sector; he recently represented NATS in its objection to two proposed wind farms in Scotland, advised Somerset County Council on multiple Highways Agreements regarding the proposed construction of the Taunton Western Relief Road, and assisted the University of Brighton with a Section 106 agreement related to the development of a former barracks site in Brighton. Associate Daniel Marston  is also a name to note; he specialises in residential, industrial and mixed-use developments. London Luton Airport, Muse developments and Standard Life Assurance are also clients.

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