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Stephen McNaught is a partner in our Planning team in London and has more than 25 years’ experience in private practice and local government.
He has also been a legal associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute for more than 20 years. He has a very broad range of experience of planning, highway and compulsory purchase matters, on both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of planning and related work, and has acted in several reported cases.
He advises clients on a variety of complex projects including nationally significant projects under the Planning Act 2008 and enjoys being involved from inception throughout the implementation of the development.
- Tarmac on the development of a rail freight interchange at Radlett, Hertfordshire including strategic planning advice, judicial review proceedings and planning appeals including the potential for the scheme to proceed by way of development consent order.
- National Grid on the making of its first application for a development consent order for a 2.8km overhead electricity transmission line at King's Lynn.
- National Grid Property on the regeneration of previously developed land including sites at Beckton, Sydenham, Poplar, Battersea and Hornsey.
- Manitowoc (Enodis) on previously developed land in Essex and Coventry.
- A statutory undertaking in relation to the process for seeking development consent orders.
- The first ever appeal in relation to a Starbucks style coffee shop.
- The first ever warehouse club to be developed in the UK.
- Guinness on the redevelopment of the former Guinness Park Royal Brewery site including achieving planning permission for a 116 sq m office scheme together with more than 500 houses and a new tube station and in achieving a certificate of immunity from listing so that the Guinness Brewery could be demolished.
- Various clients on revocation procedures for hazardous substances consents to enable development to proceed.
- Several reported cases and in relation to judicial review proceedings.
- 1979 - MA (Cantab), St Catharine's College, Cambridge
- Member, National Infrastructure Planning Association
- Member, Compulsory Purchase Association
- Member, United Kingdom Environmental Law Association
- Legal Associate, Royal Town Planning Institute (1995)