Richard Adams practices planning law and has more than 15 years of experience representing clients on a range of planning and planning enforcement matters. He has extensive experience with planning agreements, including affordable housing obligations, and assessing planning situations for proposed purchases by clients. Richard also advises on highways law, including the stopping-up of highways in development scenarios.
Richard represents clients such as British Land, Greystar, and LondonMetric. He recently advised Greystar in successfully procuring planning permission for 1,965 new homes to regenerate the site of the former Glaxo factory in Greenford, London. He also advised Greystar as to their proposed residential towers at Essex House, Croydon.
Richard advises British Land on a range of retail properties, having assisted them in securing over 22,000 square meters of retail floor space at Whiteley in Hampshire. He is currently advising British Land on their proposed Drakes Circus Leisure development in Plymouth city center.
Between 2004 and 2006, Richard was involved in advising West Midlands International Airport Limited regarding planning issues at Coventry Airport, in particular the proposed development of a passenger terminal for two million passengers annually, which was the subject of two major public inquiries, including the longest planning enforcement appeal in history.
Richard also acted for Highcross in securing permission for a major mixed-use scheme of approximately 100,000 square meters at Lakeside Business Park, Portsmouth, comprising (among other elements) significant office floor space, an aparthotel, and a private medical facility.
- The College of Law, Chester (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2000); University of Manchester (LL.B. with honours 1999)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales