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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.), Stephen Morgan, London, ENGLAND

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Stephen Morgan

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Landmark Chambers (Chambers of Paul Brown QC and Rupert Warren QC.)


Stephen deals with all planning matters and also has extensive experience in village greens. Work includes major housing, waste and renewable energy projects, as well as village green, neighborhood planning and community asset cases. Advises on detailed aspects of projects and strategy, and is currently involved in judicial review cases. Recent work has included sensitive areas such as national parks, AONB, green belt and heritage assets. His experience covers major infrastructure projects and the regulatory aspects (under the various regimes and Directives) and planning issues. This work is for both the private and public sectors. It covers hearings, inquiries, criminal and civil courts, including advising and appearing in judicial review and statutory challenge proceedings. Stephen’s experience covers the whole range of residential, retail, leisure/community and commercial developments (including urban extensions as well as major regeneration schemes), as well the other specific types of development and projects. His work spans all aspects including developing strategy; development plan proposals; advising on responding to officers and other consultees; getting around objections; considering conditions or covenants to cover concerns; legal agreements; assisting in written representations as well as hearings, including appearances and in preparing for and appearing at inquiries. Stephen is very familiar with the technical aspects, including the sequential approach in terms of town centre, flooding, highways, noise, air quality, contamination and archaeology. He has also has extensive experience in design issues in relation to the whole range of development types. As well as promoting schemes, Stephen has also always worked with local authority teams, including applications, appeals, and formulation and promotion of development plans. This covers planning application appeals, call-ins, enforcement notice appeals, certificate of lawfulness appeals, listed buildings enforcement notices. Stephen’s village green work involves him in advising registration authorities and sitting as an inspector; advising and appearing at inquiries on behalf of applicants and objectors; he also appears in the High Court in relation to these matters. Stephen is also very familiar with the Welsh and the Isle of Man’s planning legal and policy context. He gives presentations as part of the Landmark Chambers seminar series and other major events, covering reforms to village green legislation and procedure, enforcement, energy projects, localism and neighbourhood planning. He chaired the neighbourhood Planning Seminar (2015) held by in London by PlanningResource.


Called 1983; Gray’s Inn. Always been in practice as a barrister; sit as a Village Green Inspector appointed by Registration Authorities.




St John’s Royal Latin School; University of Warwick (LLB Hons); University of Nottingham (1981 MA Environmental Planning (MRTPI course)).


Following Southampton FC; bird watching; walking; continental train trips; all forms of listening to all types of music – live and recorded.

London Bar


Within: Planning – Leading juniors

Stephen Morgan - Landmark ChambersWell respected and very dedicated to his work.

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