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Robert Waite

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Gateley Plc

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Robert is a Midlands-based partner in the Planning team. He specialises in planning, highways, judicial review and aspects of environmental law.

Robert acts for an extensive range of clients including landowners, developers, housebuilders and institutions.

He has work experience of acting on most types of development including residential, educational & health, renewable energy, retail, business park and mineral & waste sites.

Successes include:

- Advised Leicester Grammar School on its relocation from diverse sites to its new combined campus at Mount Farm.

- Advised Lichfield Securities Limited on its judicial review of planning permission and section 106 agreement arrangements affecting neighbouring land at its site at Fradley Park.

- Advised NHS Estates on its re-development of the Epsom Hospitals Cluster.

- Advised Leicester Grammar School on its appeal against refusal of planning permission for residential redevelopment of its former Evington junior school site with a full award of costs in its favour.

East Midlands: Real estate


Within: Planning

Gateley Plc’s ‘very good’ team primarily acts for clients from the housing industry, including large national developers and regional specialists. Local centre schemes, commercial use work and car fleet storage are other areas of strength. Andrew Piatt leads the team from Manchester, with the ‘extremely thorough and logicalRobert Waite, whose ‘knowledge of planning law and application to real projects is immense’, and associate Gareth Davies as the main Nottingham advisers. The duo recently acted for Bloor Homes on the planning conditions to deal with mine water, a Community Infrastructure Levy exemption and a section 106 unilateral undertaking regarding a legacy site at Station Road Deepcar Sheffield with a planning permission for housing.

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