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Leeds corporate law firm starts 2017 with trio of planning wins
Posted by Nick Hill on 11 Jan 2017
The planning team at Shulmans LLP, the Leeds-headquartered corporate law firm, has kicked-started 2017 by concluded three major cases across the region.
Shulmans acted on behalf of national motorway service provider, Extra MSA, as part of the team that secured planning permission for new motorway services at Junction 45 of the M1, Skelton, Leeds.
The scheme will create a significant number of jobs in the region and the new building is set to include a range of ancillary restaurants, fast food, retail, business, leisure and community facilities.
The second case has been from its work with Barratt Homes, in relation to a planning appeal for 299 homes in East Ardsley, Leeds.
After plans were rejected by Leeds City Council, the appeal was allowed by the Secretary of State in December who noted that the council did not have a five-year supply of housing land and its policy of previously designated Protected Areas was out of date.
Barratt Homes will now look to proceed with the development, creating new housing in the East Leeds region.
The firm is also representing Independent York Councillor, Johnny Hayes MBE, who launched a Crowd Justice campaign to fund the Clifford’s Tower Visitor Centre Judicial Review.
The case centres around the proposed construction of a visitor’s centre located within the base of the tower’s mound, the design of which was poorly received by many local residents. Shulmans has coordinated and launched the Judicial Review.
Amanda Beresford, head of planning at Shulmans, said: “It has been a particularly successful start to the year for the department, with three significant cases for the Yorkshire region.
“Our work spans a wide range of clients, including private sector developers, national infrastructure providers, residential developers and local authorities – all of which come to us due to our extensive planning expertise, particularly in complex and specialist issues."
Tim Halstead, managing partner of Shulmans, added: “We are delighted to celebrate the hard work of our Planning team.
“These successes demonstrate our ability to tackle interesting and varied cases, while underpinning our position as one of the leading legal planning specialists in the UK.”