Martin Carter practises in all areas of town and country planning. He undertakes advisory work and appears at inquiries and in court in respect of his practice areas.
He regularly appears before planning inquiries throughout England and Wales and the Administrative Court in those specialisms. He appears for both local planning authority and developer clients. Carter also accepts cases in respect of planning proposals in the Isle of Man.
His practice has a particular focus upon renewable energy schemes. He has appeared at around a dozen inquiries relating to wind farm proposals, including schemes dealt with under the Electricity Act 1989.
Carter regularly undertakes work relating to retail proposals and is experienced in dealing with cases which raise issues of retail impact assessment. His inquiry work in connection with housing has also given him experience in dealing with the assessment of housing land requirements and supply. He has significant experience in dealing with minerals and waste cases and promoted both the Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan and the Cheshire Waste Local Plan for the planning authorities.
Carter also has extensive experience of promoting and opposing compulsory purchase orders, particularly in respect of regeneration schemes. He also accepts cases concerning disputed compensation before the Lands Tribunal and works with clients to achieve appropriate negotiated solutions.
He also undertakes work in the area of commons and village greens. He appears for both applicants and objectors at informal inquiries and also regularly acts as inspector at such inquiries in order to make recommendations to the registration authority.
Carter works in the field of highways law, including advisory work and appearances at public path and definitive map modification order inquiries.
He also has significant experience in environmental law, especially in relation to the issues surrounding environmental impact assessment, waste disposal and management and complex statutory nuisance cases, including noise from motor racing and vehicle testing activities.
Carter also practises in the areas of local government law and public law, particularly as regards local government powers, structure and procedure.
He often delivers lectures and seminars in his practice areas to the Royal Town Planning Institute, Local Government Group and others.
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This information was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.