Overlapping planning permissions: which one is valid?
The High Court has recently revisited the principles for determining the validity of overlapping consents. Gary Soloman and Alex Minhinick of law firm Burges Salmon share a cautionary message for property developers, highlighting the key points for landowners, developers and local authorities.
Gary is head of Burges Salmon's planning and compulsory purchase team. He specialises in major planning applications, infrastructure agreements (including section 106 agreements), compulsory purchase and compensation (including advocacy), and highway aspects of development. He is a member of the Law Society's Planning Panel, a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Higher Court Advocate. He is also a national committee member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.