Lydia O’Hagan, Associate
Lydia advises on all aspects of planning and environmental law
Lydia acts for landowners, developers and investors on all aspects of planning and environmental law. She negotiates planning and infrastructure agreements with local authorities and advises on planning applications, appeals and court challenges. She also provides specialist planning and environmental advice on real estate and corporate transactions.
Prior to moving to London Lydia worked as solicitor in New Zealand advising a range of local authorities, central government bodies and corporate clients on environmental and resource management issues. She appeared as junior counsel in the Environment Court, a specialist planning law court in New Zealand.
Lydia O’Hagan is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand.
- Advising residential developers on section 106 agreements for a range of developments across the south east including provisions on affordable housing, viability reviews and SANG
- Providing advice on changes to a major development in South London including through section 73 and 96A applications
- Providing advice and ongoing support in relation to two successful planning appeals for a major residential development in Otham Kent
- Advising on statutory challenges to appeal decisions and judicial reviews of decisions of a local planning authority
What could the new Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill mean for the Research and Development Sector?
Environment Act and Biodiversity Net Gain: What you need to know
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £35m facility to a Jersey unit trust to finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent
The joint venture will finance the development of a 89 unit retirement living village in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Lydia O'Hagan quoted by Property Week on whether the era of tall buildings in the capital is coming to an end
Is the era of tall buildings in the capital coming to an end?
Government refuses planning permission for controversial Tulip tower
Top 10 tips on negotiating Section 106 Obligations for developers and landowners
Everything you need to know on negotiating Section 106 Obligations for developers and landowners.
Lydia O'Hagan quoted by the Guardian, Yahoo News and Property Week on the government's rejection of the Tulip tower plans
Plans to build a 305m-high tower in the City of London have been rejected by the government.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £55m facility to a Jersey unit trust
Silbury provides real estate development finance for professional developers seeking to acquire and build in the UK.
Planning Gateway One to introduce new fire safety requirements for high rise residential buildings
The government is introduce a number of new requirements to the planning system - read what the requirements will mean here.
Tall Buildings In London: Challenges and Opportunities
How will new policies, including the adoption of the London Plan, affect the delivery of tall buildings in the capital and beyond?
Retail Repurposing: Helping or hindering the high street
A controversial new permitted development right allowing unused commercial premises to be converted into homes will take effect in August.
New permitted development right to convert unused commercial premises into homes to come into force
Help or hindrance: What do local design codes mean for the development community?
Council refuses permission for a high rise residential development in Woking
Homes England ditches requirement to provide evidence of discharge of conditions to qualify for the 2021-23 HTB scheme
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Silbury Finance on a £47m facility to a joint venture between Octopus Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate and Audley
The joint venture will finance the development of a 74 unit retirement living village in Cobham, Surrey.
High Court finds that C2 extra care scheme not exempt from affordable housing requirements
The relevant development plan policy - relating to a site - will define whether or not affordable housing is required.
Planning Reform – The Second Wave
Read our analysis of the long awaited White Paper and what it means for the Planning industry.
Bad business - Landlord of unlawful HMO to pay back over £500k from ill-gotten gains
Build Build Build - Extending Working Hours
You can now apply to extend construction hours