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Planning Enforcement

"No5 Barristers' Chambers is truly a very professional chambers and always provides excellent service."

Legal 500 2023

"No5 Barristers' Chambers is a good set. The KCs and the juniors are very able, and the clerking is exceptional."

Legal 500 2023

"No5 has a wealth of talent and expertise."

Chambers UK 2023

"The clerking is very good and very accessible at all levels. They are always keen to help."

Chambers UK 2018

Whether you are a government agency or local authority looking to enforce planning controls, a landowner subject to enforcement action or are appealing an enforcement decision, barristers from the No5 Planning team have the experience and expertise to help.

Our barristers have substantial experience in advising both Local Authorities and private clients in relation to all aspects of Planning Enforcement, from advice prior to enforcement action being taken, through the issuing of notices, enforcement appeals, and representation before all levels of court. We advise on the merits, risks, strategy and detail of various forms of enforcement action, from the drafting of notices to dealing with complex multidisciplinary planning and environmental enforcement cases.

Our work regularly includes the seeking (and resisting) of Planning and Environmental Injunctions, with particular expertise relating to Gypsy and Traveller and Environmental matters.

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Our expertise covers all matters relating to:

  • Planning Enforcement Notices and Planning Enforcement Orders
  • Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) prosecutions
  • Listed Building prosecutions and injunctions
  • Planning injunctions and environmental injunctions
  • Committals for breach of court orders
  • Stop Notices and Temporary Stop Notices
  • Lawful Development Certificates
  • Tree Preservation Orders
  • s215 “clean-up” Notices (land affecting amenity of neighbours)
  • Advertisements
  • Environmental issues pursuant to the Environmental Protection Act (including noise and odour abatement notices)
  • Statutory nuisance (including noise, odour, light, smoke, and infestation)
  • Breach of Condition notices.

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For more information:


Planning Enforcement Barristers

Peter Goatley KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2020

Richard Humphreys KC

Call 1986 | Silk 2006

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Richard Kimblin KC

Call 1998 | Silk 2016

Christopher Young KC

Call 1997 | Silk 2018

Hugh Richards

Call 1992

Scott Stemp

Call 2000

Jack Smyth

Call 2007

Rowena Meager

Call 2007

Jessica Allen

Call 2019

Sioned Davies

Call 2019

Paul Cairnes KC

Call 1980 | Silk 2016

Planning Enforcement Clerks

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

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Clerk Team

Natasha Clark

Planning and Environment Clerk

natashac@no5.com

Andrew Bisbey

Practice Director, Planning & Environment, Director of Clerking

andrewb@no5.com

07732 055798

Marc Forrest-Thomas

Practice Manager, Planning & Environment

marct@no5.com

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