Keith Lancaster is singled out for his very good technical knowledge and problem-solving approach.
Keith specialises in planning law, advising in major projects and infrastructure, energy and renewables in the commercial, industrial and residential sectors.
Main areas of practice
He negotiates and drafts section 106 and s278/38 agreements, provides advice in dealing with local planning authorities and acts for clients in obtaining Certificates of Lawfulness. At various types of appeals, he advises on highways under the Highways Act 1980, environmental law, town and village greens and compulsory purchase.
Keith acts for public authorities, landowners and developers (including national, regional and local house builders) on developments ranging from a few units to major urban extensions and strategic housing sites.
Prior to joining the firm in January 2011, Keith was employed as a solicitor by the London Borough of Hillingdon. He completed his training contract at Berwin Leighton Paisner, having previously worked at Norton Rose.
- Having worked as an environmental consultant, landscape architect and solicitor in the City of London and for a London planning authority as a planning solicitor, Keith is well placed to see planning issues from all interested parties' points of view and brings his experience to bear in developing options towards settlement.
Insights by Keith
With the Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 due in force on 1 September 2019 (“the 2019 Regs”) it has been a long road to reach this...Read More
On Monday 29th October the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented the Autumn Budget. The general theme of the Budget was an end to austerity and an increase in public spending although this...Read More
Planning law is an ever changing beast and at no time before, that I can remember, have changes been more abundant than the weeks leading up to the general election....Read More