Christopher Allingham Associate

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Contact Details

Christopher is an Associate based in our Cardiff office with a background in both the public and private sectors in England and Wales.

Main areas of practice 

Christopher specialises in town and country planning law including Certificates of Lawfulness, Planning Enforcement and negotiating and drafting Section 106 planning agreements.

Clients

Christopher acts for developers, landowners and public authorities.

Significant experience 

Having worked as a planning lawyer in the public sector in England and Wales, Christopher is well placed to advise on engaging and negotiating with and on behalf of local authorities to secure mutually beneficial outcomes.

Expertise

Christopher ’s Blog

Town and Village Greens: Wales v England

The rights relating to town and village greens have long been enshrined in legislation but evolving legal procedures and the increasingly divergent regimes of England and Wales have further highlighted different attitudes..

Articles by Christopher

Big screen success for West Wales town regeneration

Article

Blake Morgan was pleased to assist Haverfordwest Chamber of Commerce take a significant step towards achieving its on-going aim of revitalising Pembrokeshire's county town.

Outline planning consent granted for Swansea city centre regeneration

News

In April, Blake Morgan advised the City and County of Swansea in relation to the submission of if its application to regenerate the city centre.

Blake Morgan advise on Swansea city centre development

News

Blake Morgan's planning team were pleased to assist the Council of the City in the submission of an application that will see the most coherent redevelopment of the city centre since gaining city status in 1969.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Stamp Duty Land Tax 3% surcharge ‘Replacement of only or main residence’ and the three-year rules

The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.

Consultation on 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice for service charges in commercial property

On 25 October, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property.

Examining the UK’s affordable housing crisis and the methods for solving it

In an article for Lexis PSL Elaine Allen, legal director at Blake Morgan, examines issues currently facing the British housing sector, what the government is doing to combat the housing crisis and how effective the proposed solutions could be.