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Colette McCormack

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Partner: Colette specialises in all areas of planning and environmental law including compulsory purchase, judicial review, heritage issues, town and village greens and environmental impact assessment. She has extensive experience in planning and development with particular expertise on complex mixed use developments including tall buildings. She also has been involved in preparing and running major planning inquiry appeals. Colette has particular expertise in drafting and advising on complex Section 106 agreements and other statutory planning and highway agreements (including s278 and 38 agreements) and is currently advising clients on the effects of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations. Colette’s planning practice is diverse and she advises house builders, social housing providers, commercial developers, local government and energy providers.


Qualified 1998; planning partner Winckworth Sherwood 2011-date.


Law Society of England and Wales.


Northumbria University.

North West: Real estate

Planning and environment

Within: Leading individuals

Colette McCormack - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Within: Planning and environment

Winckworth Sherwood LLP‚Äôs planning team is regularly instructed on large developments across the UK and advises on complex mixed-use and residential-led development schemes, new settlements and urban extensions, waterside schemes and energy planning. The team is experienced across compulsory purchase, environmental town and village greens, assets of community value and highway issues. It is advising developer Peel Holdings on the ¬£5.5bn Liverpool Waters scheme; is advising the London Borough of Wandsworth on the ¬£2bn Vauxhall Nine Elms Opportunity Area (VNEB), which includes Battersea Power Station, New Covent Garden Market, One Nine Elms, Embassy Gardens, Market Towers, and the Northern Line Extension; and is also acting for Redrow Homes on the development of Sutton New Hall Farm, Ellesmere Port. Advising Wandsworth Borough Council on the planning matters relating to its estate regeneration across the borough, which includes the first phase of the York Winstanley regeneration, is another key highlight. Department head Colette McCormack¬†handles a range of contentious and non-contentious planning and environmental mandates and senior associate Joanne Hannah¬†is ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô.

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