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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Neil has extensive experience in planning, compulsory purchase, parliamentary and environmental work. He was joint head of Landmark Chambers from 2015-2018.

Major planning inquiries include the Cribbs Causeway (retail), King’s Lynn incinerator proposal (energy from waste), the Smithfield General Market redevelopment (heritage), Leeds NGT (Transport and Works Act), and Burgess Business Park (residential and commercial mixed use).

He has extensive experience in residential schemes at section 78 appeals and at local plan examinations. He has acted for a retirement housing developer over many years.

He acted in Parliament on petitions in relation to Crossrail and HS2. He promoted the Middle Level Act 2018 in the House of Commons and House of Lords opposed bill committees.

Recent court appearances include:

Supreme Court:

R (Wright) v. Forest of Dean and Resilient Severndale [2019] UKSC 53 (whether payments to a community benefit fund are a material consideration)

Dover District Council v. CPRE [2017] UKSC 79 (the duty on local planning authorities to give reasons.

Morge v. Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2 (consideration of the Habitats Directive -2011),

Court of Appeal:

Peel v. Hyndburn (interpretation of retail planning permissions), Loader v. Rother District Council (interpretation of paragraph 74 in the NPPF, and consultation requirements).

High Court: 

LB of Islington v. Secretary of State (challenge to Class J permitted development rights), Westminster and English Heritage v. Secretary of State (challenge to a decision not to call in an application), Orbital Shopping Park v. Swindon Borough Council (whether additional retail floorspace is liable to CIL).

Neil has been a Recorder (Crime and Civil) since 2002. He sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court, and Planning Court) (since 2013).

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).

He is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.


Durham University (1981, BA (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Planning

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Neil Cameron KC – Landmark Chambers  ‘Neil takes complex issues and simplifies them so that they are easily understood by clients, inspectors, judges and opponents!  He is able to address the most bizarre left field questions and answer them easily and in a reassuring way.’