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.
Senior associate Keith Lancaster is highly praised by clients for assisting on a broad range of issues including highways agreements and matters pertaining to CIL.
Insights by Keith
England follows Wales: permitted development for the provision of emergency facilities in the fight against COVID-19
Ten days after the Welsh Government introduced permitted development ("PD") changes to establish emergency facilities quickly ('the Welsh Order'), England has followed suit. Emergency facilities - the order As of...Read More
I mentioned last week that planning rules are changing rapidly in an unprecedented way to assist the COVID-19 response. The latest development is the introduction in Wales of the Town...Read More
The latest Chief Planner's letter to Chief Planning Officers (March) contains key messages for heads of planning authorities during the COVID-19 crisis. Decision Making Planning authorities are urged to "continue...Read More