Tracey Merrett: Consultant Solicitor - Planning
+44 (0) 7973 156 218 / +44 (0) 117 317 9719 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey is greatly experienced and has a breadth of knowledge of environmental and local government law.
Tracey’s work includes ensuring the maximisation of the development potential of land, negotiations and appeals against refusal of planning permissions. Drafting and negotiating of planning agreements. Dealing with enforcement relating to listed buildings and other heritage and conservation matters. Applications for Certificate of Lawfulness, Acting as an advocate at Public Inquiries and hearings, diversion and stopping up of footpaths and bridleways, having both worked for four local authorities as an employee and then for 15 as an external advisor.
Tracey has worked for four local authorities as an employee and then for 15 as an external advisor, which enabled her to build up good contacts and has an understanding of the workings and politics of local government. from environmental and local government law, private and commercial property owners, developers, landed gentry, hotels, companies, housebuilders, local authorities, steel manufacturers, Universities, oil companies and charities.
Tracey lectures frequently on planning law to other property professionals and has lectured at the Planning Summer School.
Tracey graduated from Leicester University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1985. She then began her career in local government and worked for four different authorities, specialising in planning. She is greatly experienced, having worked for Norton Rose, Pinsent Masons and Osborne Clarke (and having set up the planning departments in both Masons and Osborne Clarke).
She is also the joint author of the leading practitioner’s work, Butterworth’s Planning Law Service, and has lectured on the subject to, among others, the CBI, the DTI, the Royal Town Planning Institute, and the House Builders’ Federation.
- Maximisation of the development potential of land
- Negotiations and appeals against refusal of planning permissions
- Drafting and negotiating of planning agreements.
- Dealing with enforcement relating to listed buildings and other heritage and conservation matters.
- Applications for Certificate of Lawfulness.
- Acting as an advocate at Public Inquiries and hearings, diversion and stopping up of footpaths and bridleways.
- Norton Rose
- Pinsent Masons
- Osborne Clarke