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Blandy & Blandy LLP

ONE FRIAR STREET, READING, RG1 1DA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0118 951 6800
Fax:
Fax 0118 951 6813
DX:
4008 READING
Email:
Web:
www.blandy.co.uk

Simon Dimmick

Tel:
Work 0118 951 6922
Email:
Blandy & Blandy LLP

Work Department

Planning and environmental.

Position

imon is a renowned planning law specialist and a partner in the Planning & Environmental law team at Blandy & Blandy LLP. His received the 'Outsanding Contribution' award at the 2018 Thames Valley Property Awards.

Involved in a number of high level strategic planning projects for the local area, Simon is renowned for his advice on planning strategy and development considerations and is active in this role for several major landowner clients. He is well known and highly regarded by local authorities, landowners and developers across the Thames Valley. He is skilled at pulling teams together on large and complex projects and at identifying issues that need to be addressed, as well as the route to address and solve difficulties associated with them.

Career

Trained at Berkshire County Council, qualified in 1977, moved into private practice in 1988 and became a partner at Blandy & Blandy in 2002.

Languages

Basic French and Spanish

Education

University College London, LLB, College of Law (Guildford)

Leisure

Enjoys supporting the church, travel and being a school governor.


South East: Real estate

Environment

Within: Environment

Blandy & Blandy LLP fields a 'proactive, professional' team of environmental law specialists headed by Karen Jones, who is singled out for her 'extensive knowledge of planning and environmental law'. The practice's expertise covers a range of environmental law expertise, including handling environmental impact assessments; issues related to contaminated land and environmental permitting applications; advising on SPA impact on development proposals; and conducting environmental due diligence. Recent work includes acting for University of Reading on environmental issues in relation to a development in Oxfordshire, including EIA scoping and works in connection with local footpath improvements; and providing ongoing advice to R Collard on the extension to existing waste recycling facilities in Hampshire, including the creation of an ecological compensation area offsite. Simon Dimmick is also recommended.

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Planning

Within: Planning

Blandy & Blandy LLP's planning team provides 'clear and accurate advice' and 'more than holds its own against City planning teams'. It is regularly involved in strategic planning projects across Reading, where it handles planning strategy and development issues for several landowner clients, including planning appeals, public inquiries and environmental law matters. Recent highlights include advising longstanding client the University of Reading on negotiating a s106 agreement and contractual arrangements taking into account infrastructure delivery obligations for a site at Didcot which will contain up to 1,880 homes, two new primary schools, a secondary school and a neighbourhood centre. It is also acting for Fairfield Parish Council on planning strategy related to various matters, including s106 agreements and advice on village green potential. The practice is headed by the 'resilient' Karen Jones and includes Simon Dimmick, who attracts praise for his 'vast experience'. Associate Victoria Charlesson is 'a rising star in planning law who gives calm, considered advice on complex issues'.

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