Robert Garden

Robert Garden

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Robert Garden is a senior associate in the Planning Department.

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Education

  • 2010 - LPC (Distinction), College of Law, Guildford
  • 2009 – LLB (Hons), University of Exeter, Exeter
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27/02/2019
Wa­ter re­sources in­fra­struc­ture - Draft NPS
On 29 Novem­ber 2018, the De­part­ment for En­vir­on­ment, Food and Rur­al Af­fairs (“DE­FRA”) re­leased a con­sulta­tion on its draft Na­tion­al Policy State­ment (“NPS”) for Wa­ter Re­sources In­fra­struc­ture. The draft NPS sets out a frame­work for DE­FRA and the Plan­ning In­spect­or­ate.
25/01/2019
Know your CIL Pro­ced­ure - High Court says there is no wriggle room
Sum­mary The High Court de­cision in Shrop­shire Coun­cil v Sec­ret­ary of State for the Com­munit­ies and Loc­al Gov­ern­ment [2019] EWHC 16 (Ad­min) con­firms that the Com­munity In­fra­struc­ture Levy Reg­u­la­tions 2010 (the “CIL Reg­u­la­tions”) will be in­ter­preted strictly.
18/01/2019
Elec­tri­city stor­age: con­sent­ing clar­ity
The plan­ning sys­tem’s treat­ment of elec­tri­city stor­age and co-loc­a­tion is com­plex, in part be­cause the frame­work was de­vised without stor­age tech­no­lo­gies in mind. Whilst stor­age tech­no­lo­gies may be stan­dalone or co-loc­ated with oth­er forms of gen­er­a­tion, the.
06/12/2018
DE­FRA re­leases Na­tion­al Policy State­ment for Wa­ter Re­sources In­fra­struc­ture
On 29 Novem­ber 2018, the De­part­ment for En­vir­on­ment, Food and Rur­al Af­fairs (“DE­FRA”) re­leased a con­sulta­tion on its draft Na­tion­al Policy State­ment (“NPS”) for Wa­ter Re­sources In­fra­struc­ture. The draft NPS sets out a frame­work for DE­FRA and the Plan­ning In­spect­or­ate.
30/11/2018
Pro­posed seabed leas­ing times­cales is­sued by Crown Es­tate Scot­land
Crown Es­tate Scot­land has pub­lished an up­date, in­clud­ing po­ten­tial time­frames, on its pro­posed new round of off­shore wind leas­ing in Scot­land ("ScotWind Leas­ing"). Fi­nal tim­ings for ScotWind Leas­ing will be linked to Mar­ine Scot­land's on­go­ing Sec­tor­al Mar­ine.
17/05/2018
European Com­mis­sion is­sues guid­ance doc­u­ment on en­ergy trans­mis­sion...
On 8 May 2018, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished guid­ance on how en­ergy in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects on land and at sea can op­er­ate in ac­cord­ance with re­quire­ments of the EU Hab­it­ats and Birds Dir­ect­ives, (to­geth­er the “Nature Dir­ect­ives”).
21/02/2018
When is a Mast a Mast?
The High Court has held that tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions ap­par­at­us in­stalled was a “mast” with­in the defin­i­tion of the Town and Coun­try Plan­ning (Gen­er­al Per­mit­ted De­vel­op­ment) (Eng­land) Or­der 2015 (the GP­DO) and the ap­par­at­us there­fore did not be­ne­fit from per­mit­ted.
13/02/2018
Off­shore re­new­ables: pro­posed up­dates to the BEIS de­com­mis­sion­ing...
The gov­ern­ment De­part­ment of Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (BEIS) pub­lished a con­sulta­tion on Wed­nes­day 7 Feb­ru­ary pro­pos­ing amend­ments to its guid­ance for de­velopers and op­er­at­ors of off­shore re­new­able gen­er­at­ing sta­tions and trans­mis­sion as­sets.
24/01/2018
New Sit­ing Cri­ter­ia for large Nuc­le­ar Power Sta­tions
On 7 Decem­ber 2017, the De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy & In­dus­tri­al Strategy is­sued a con­sulta­tion on sit­ing cri­ter­ia and pro­cess for a new Na­tion­al Policy State­ment (“NPS”) on nuc­le­ar power (the “Con­sulta­tion”).