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A Practical Guide To Planning, Highways And Development

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Managing and providing highways and highway improvements looms large in many building projects but the law and rules regulating their part in the planning and development processes are complex and widespread. 

A Practical Guide to Planning, Highways and Development brings that law together in a single, invaluable volume. Tom Graham, a specialist planning and highway lawyer, explains all the knotty problems raised by highways so you can get authoritative guidance on such issues as:

  • Essential highway law concepts, including ‘ransom’ strips
  • Dealing with highway matters in the planning process, including by conditions and planning agreements
  • The impact of national policies, development plans and technical guidance on proposed developments
  • The drafting, use and misuse of “Section 38 Agreements” and “Section 278 Agreements

Alongside this essential commentary, is an invaluable set of annotated sample agreements including s38 and 278 agreements, minor works agreements and planning obligations. Tom has also provided annotated extracts from the key statutes to help you interpret the underlying law, all of which makes the book the definitive, hands-on reference for all planners, developers, highway engineers and their advisers.

About the Author

Tom Graham is a dual-qualified lawyer who now acts as a sole practitioner specialising in planning and environmental law. He has a wide range of specialist practice experience including town and country planning, highways, compulsory purchase, commercial development projects and proposals including retail, housing, hotel and roadside services, prosecuting and defending criminal matters, judicial review, local/unitary plans and local development frameworks.

Who should buy the book?

  • Planners
  • Highway engineers
  • Local authority planning teams
  • Planning lawyers
  • In-house teams at property developers

Author: Tom Graham

ISBN: 978-0-9935836-9-8

Cost: £50 (Print)

Publishing Details

Publication Date: May 2019
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