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Tim Stansfeld

Tim Stansfeld

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Tim is a Senior Associate specialising in all areas of planning, including S106 planning obligations agreements, CIL, compulsory purchase and highways. Tim’s practice is across the full spectrum of development, including infrastructure projects, town centre regeneration, tall buildings, market and affordable housing, office and retail schemes.

His advice spans the full consenting process, ranging from legal reviews of applications and advice on strategy pre-submission, negotiating planning conditions and S106 agreements (including future-proofing planning obligations for long-term flexibility within consents) and S278 highways agreements, to launching and resisting judicial review challenges to consent for urban development and infrastructure schemes. Tim also advises on CIL relief and associated state aid issues. Recently, Tim’s practice has focussed on advising both promoters and objectors on a range of compulsory purchase matters.

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Relevant experience

  • Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Life on all planning, highways and CPO aspects of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme in Barnet and Brent, which incorporates consent for 7,500 homes and a full range of town centre uses across retail, office and leisure floorspace, including securing confirmation of a compulsory purchase order for the main regeneration scheme following a large-scale public inquiry.
  • Heathrow West, part of the Arora Group, on their proposed DCO application for a new terminal building to form part of the new runway development at Heathrow.
  • Imperial College London on its development of the White City Campus, one of the largest regenerations in London and London’s first major research and translation quarter.
  • Confidential client on investing in a £2.5 billion housing regeneration scheme in London.
  • Confidential client on the acquisition and development potential of a large office development scheme in Central London.
  • Landsec on a large-scale mixed-use scheme in Birmingham.
  • Brockton Capital on various development site acquisitions and planning applications across London.
  • A Pension Fund on a £60 million mixed use development including 350 residential units, combined with retail and leisure offering, near Bristol.
  • A developer on the securing of consent for 160,000 sq ft mixed residential and office development in Hammersmith and Fulham.
  • Various clients including CBRE Global Investors and FCC Environment on the petitioning and compulsory acquisition processes for various sites across England affected by the High Speed 2 rail project.
  • Titan Properties on successfully defending a judicial review challenge to a grant of consent of a 220 residential unit scheme in Leatherhead, Surrey.
  • Various clients on Corporate and Real Estate acquisitions and sales, ranging from regionally significant shopping centres, to large office buildings to potential development sites with and without planning permission.
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  • 2009 – Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham
  • 2008 – LLB Law with Hons, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
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