About Keith McKinney
Keith is a partner in the Planning, Energy, Environment and Regulatory team.
Keith’s primary area of practice is planning and, in particular, consents for large scale development (mainly renewable energy development). Keith has particular knowledge of the Welsh planning system and how to overcome the challenges that, sometimes contentious, developments face. As well as advising on planning applications, appeals and general planning compliance, Keith is regularly instructed on defending and bringing legal challenges to planning decisions.
Keith also has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of environmental law. The mainstay of Keith’s environmental work remains the defence of both corporate entities and individuals subject to regulatory investigation and prosecution. Keith also has expertise in dealing with environmental matters that arise during the planning process with particular knowledge of the law surrounding both Environmental Impact Assessments and Habitats Regulation Assessments.
In the 2020 Legal 500 Keith has been recommended within the planning and environmental category and identified as a ‘Rising Star’ of planning and environmental law.