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Sophie Willis

Associate

Sophie advises on all aspects of planning and environmental law.

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About

Sophie acts for landowners, developers and investors on all aspects of planning and environmental law. She negotiates planning agreements with local authorities and advises on planning applications and enforcement cases. She also provides specialist planning and environmental advice on real estate and corporate transactions.

Sophie is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

Experience

  • Negotiating and drafting section 106 agreements for residential developers and landowners, including those for strategic land developments in Kent.

  • Advising on planning appeals including managing a review of mineral permission appeal in Surrey and an enforcement appeal in Ealing.

  • Advising on varying planning permissions for a commercial scheme in central London through section 73 and 96A applications.

  • Advising on potential enforcement issues in relation to London based schemes including advice on certificates of lawfulness.

  • Advising a landowner on the impact of a Development Consent Order and assisting with an agreement to avoid compulsory acquisition.

Our thinking

  • Planning and Life Sciences: the challenges and opportunities in the Golden Triangle

    Sophie Willis

    Quick Reads

  • It’s not just a High Court decision, it’s a successful M&S High Court Decision

    Sophie Willis

    Quick Reads

  • What changes does the Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act 2023 make to heritage planning?

    Doua Benamer

    Insights

  • What does the Levelling-up and Regeneration Act 2023 mean for nutrient neutrality?

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • The Infrastructure Levy – a new tax on development

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • The perpetual struggle between the environment, heritage and development: the M&S decision vs 55 Bishopsgate

    Sophie Willis

    Quick Reads

  • s73 Applications: (Not so) minor material amendments

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • A summary of the latest steps intended to tackle nutrient neutrality

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • Charles Russell Speechlys advises Topland Group on new joint venture and £50m acquisition and financing of Allen House

    Naomi Nettleton

    News

  • Local Nature Recovery Strategies

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • The Oxford-Cambridge Arc Opportunity: How Could It Benefit You

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • Delayed Environment Bill To Return Autumn 2021

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • Will housing replace the high street?

    Sophie Willis

    Insights

  • Will housing replace the high street? Consultation on further expansion of permitted development rights

    Sophie Willis

    Quick Reads

  • Everybody make noise! You may have the right…

    Sophie Willis

    Quick Reads

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