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Mark specialises in Planning and deals with a range of matters including applications and appeals, planning breaches and lawfulness issues (including Certificates of Lawfulness), High Court challenges and Judicial Reviews, section 106 agreements, highways (s38/s278) and drainage (s104) agreements, enforcement, listed buildings, prosecutions for failure to comply with enforcement action, proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (‘POCA’), public rights of way and village greens matters, planning objections, compulsory purchase, and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

He acts for a range of clients including PLC housebuilders, SME developers, supermarkets, charities, landowners, farmers, and individuals.

Examples of cases in which Mark has been involved include:

  • Planning inquiries and hearings, relating to housing, commercial, renewable energy, and agricultural schemes, as well as public rights of way and commons issues;

  • Section 106 Agreements relating to a variety of developments, including Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG);

  • Advising in respect of schemes involving travellers, asylum seekers, and the public sector equality duty (PSED);

  • Advising clients in respect of legislative changes relating to the use of second and holiday homes;

  • Obtaining a rare consent for a ‘Grand Designs’ style house under paragraph 84 (formerly paragraph 55) of the National Planning Policy Framework, which allows new countryside homes of exceptional quality;

  • Obtaining consent for a large dairy unit against significant opposition from a national heritage body and an international animal rights charity, and defending the subsequent High Court challenge to the permission;

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Mark Turner is a pleasure to work with and a lawyer who really strives to achieve a good outcome for this clients.
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