Tim Willis is a partner in the Planning Team. He has more than 20 years of experience in both the private and public sector in all aspects of planning and compulsory purchase law. His clients are from the commercial property, residential and retail sectors.
He has particular experience in Section 78 appeals and Inquiries as well as legal challenges by way of judicial review and Section 288 appeals.
Willis provides strategic planning advice and also drafts and negotiates Section 106 Agreements/infrastructure agreements (with viability review and affordable housing cascade provisions), to deliver large urban and mixed use regeneration developments. Recent examples being:
- Acting for University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust in connection with the re-development of the former Selly Oak Hospital for a 700 dwelling residential led mixed use development;
- Advising a major developer in relation to a 4,500 unit major urban extension development in Hampshire, including drafting and advice on Section 106 planning obligations and CIL implications;
- Acting for Larkfleet Ltd in relation to a 1,000 unit residential led mixed use development in Oakham in the East Midlands including drafting and negotiating complex viability and cascade provisions in the Section 106 agreement and resisting judicial review proceedings;
- Advising British Waterways Marinas Ltd on planning strategy and EIA related matters in relation to development at Limehouse Marina in London required to be in place prior to the start of the London 2012 Olympics.
Willis is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Member of the Law Society’s Planning Panel.
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