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Burges Salmon LLP

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ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Elizabeth Dunn

Tel:
Work 0117 902 2738
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Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Planning.

Position

Advises on all aspects of planning law including highways, major infrastructure and compulsory purchase. Particular expertise in energy and infrastructure and has advised on a number of nationally significant infrastructure projects, including the first offshore wind application. Regularly advises on judicial review and statutory challenges and appears as an inquiry advocate.

Career

Trained Burges Salmon; qualified 2004; partner 2012.

Member

Law Society Planning Panel; Royal Town Planning Institute.

Education

Attended Bristol University (1988 English and Drama BA Hons); University of the West of England (1999-2001 Postgraduate Diploma in Law; 2001-02 LPC).

Leisure

Theatre, design and walking.


London: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

Noted for its ‘strong leadership and excellent resourcing’, the team at Bristol-based Burges Salmon LLP specialises in major infrastructure projects, particularly in the power and energy sector. Gary Soloman heads the team, which advised Isle of Anglesey County Council on all aspects of the proposed development of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa. Elizabeth Dunn is acting for a JV between RWE innogy and Statkraft on the £224m Triton Knoll Electrical System, connecting the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the southern North Sea to the National Grid. Julian Boswall successfully obtained a DCO for Highways England for the £200m M20 J10A project, which involves the construction of a new junction. Michael Barlow, senior associate Laura Fuller and associates Kristen Read and Jen Ashwell are also recommended.

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South West: Real estate

Planning

Within: Planning

The planning team at Burges Salmon LLP has experience handling major residential developments and energy projects, and is regularly involved in nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP). Indeed, Elizabeth Dunn is acting for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm in relation to its National Grid connection, marking the longest-ever linear NSIP. Department head Gary Soloman is advising Isle of Anglesey County Council on all planning aspects of the proposed nuclear power station at Wylfa and the subsequent 400kV grid connection. In the residential space, Soloman assisted Redrow with the planning agreements for a 900-acre development in North West Cardiff for over 6,000 houses and substantial community and infrastructure provisions. Additionally, Julian Boswall was instructed by Highways England to obtain a development consent order for its M20 J10A project. Patrick Robinson has particular experience with planning litigation and is involved in a dispute regarding the grant of a planning permission, which is likely to reach the Supreme Court. Other key clients include Canal & River Trust, the Environment Agency, and US-based energy technology developer Powersite.

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Legal Developments by:
Burges Salmon LLP

  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

    - Burges Salmon LLP

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