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Brian Greenwood

Brian Greenwood

Partner

Brian is a Partner specialising in planning and environmental law. He has a wealth of experience – ranging from major infrastructure projects (NSIPs), enforcement, listed buildings, environmental impact assessment and compulsory purchase to water pollution, land contamination and waste. Brian is an experienced advocate at appeal and in the Magistrates' Court and regularly acts on cases before the higher Courts, judicial review and appeal.

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Brian is a Partner specialising in planning and environmental law. He has a wealth of experience – ranging from major infrastructure projects (NSIPs), enforcement, listed buildings, environmental impact assessment and compulsory purchase to water pollution, land contamination and waste. Brian is an experienced advocate at appeal and in the Magistrates' Court and regularly acts on cases before the higher Courts, judicial review and appeal.

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Brian joined Clyde & Co in 2016.  He was previously head of the Norton Rose Planning and Environmental Law Team and most recently, head of the Osborne Clarke team.  Brian’s practice encompasses both the planning and environmental law regime.  In terms of planning his expertise includes major infrastructure projects (NSIPs) – ports – railways –airports and highways, planning applications, appeals, legal agreements, environmental impact assessment, local plan examinations, listed buildings, enforcement and compulsory purchase.  On the environmental front, Brian regularly advises on issues such as land contamination, water pollution, statutory nuisance, waste and emissions to air.  Brian acts as an advocate at planning appeals, NSIP examinations and appears before the Magistrates' Courts and is an expert in judicial review and appeals to the higher Courts.

Founding editor and principal author of the Butterworths Planning Law Encyclopaedia, Brian is also a member of the Practical Law Environment Consultation Board.  He is a former Chairman of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Solicitors and a Liveryman of the Gardeners’ Company.

Brian Greenwood has unparalleled experience in the ports sector and is a wise and tenacious adviser in this field

Legal 500 UK 2022.

Brian Greenwood and Ian Ginbey are the standout practitioners both providing very clear and pragmatic advice.

Legal 500 UK 2022.

Expérience
  • Co-ordinating the planning and environmental approvals for the regeneration of the former Spitalfields Fruit and Vegetable Market in the City of London  - including the protection of historic assets, listed buildings and office, residential and retail development within the site.
  • Securing the planning and environmental consents on behalf of UK Government for the Greenwich Millennium Dome.
  • Acting as advocate at the NSIP examination for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, the Port Talbot Tata Steel power station project and the Killingholme power station NSIP and also acting in relation to the Able Marine Energy Park NSIP.
  • Instructed in relation to various major residential development proposals in London, including the centre of Wandsworth, Battersea, Wimbledon and Enfield as well as in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Buckinghamshire.
  • Appearing at the major public inquiry into Welsh Government's proposals to construct a six-lane motorway relief road for the M4 in South Wales, which will pass through the middle of the Port of Newport.
  • Acting for Network Rail in successfully defending a third party challenge of the consented Ordsall Chord Manchester/Salford rail improvements;
  • Co-ordinating the planning and environmental consenting process for the development of Green Port Hull for the manufacture of off-shore wind turbines, to be operated by Siemens.
  • Advising the Crown Estate and Subsea Cables on the consenting and environmental procedures relating to the laying of energy/communication cables on the sea-bed from the UK to Europe and the Americas.
  • Instructed on the promotion of the DCO application required as part of the NSIP process to secure the consents required for the construction of power cables in South wales to service new wind farms in mid-Wales.
  • Other major projects have included Manchester Airport Second Runway, Heathrow and Luton Airport, Padeswood Cement Works in North Wales, power station projects at Kings Lyn, Shoreham, Enfield and Nottingham, minerals and aggregate quarries throughout the UK and wind farm consents in the south and north of England.
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  • Droit de l’environnement

  • Immobilier

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