Planning Law and Regulatory Matters

Planning Law Solicitors in Birmingham and Solihull

At The Wilkes Partnership, our specialist team of Planning Law solicitors led by Leenamari Aantaa-Collier act for NHS trusts and ICBs, landowners, developers, planning consultants, local authorities and other professionals involved in development, providing advice on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious planning law. Our team based in Birmingham and Solihull has over 40 years’ experience in both the public sector and private practice.

Our Planning law solicitors team offers specialist advice on the Town and Country Planning Act as well as other related legislation and policies concerning development, including Environmental Impact Assessments in relation to health and population.  Our work also includes issues arising out of Section 106 agreements, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), planning enforcement, planning appeals, Judicial Reviews (JR), Section 288 challenges and other Regulatory matters.

Section 106 agreements and Community Infrastructure Levy specialists

Leenamari Aantaa-Collier is regarded as a national expert in obtaining public authority contributions through Section 106 agreements and the Community Infrastructure Levy, with a particular focus on mitigating the impact of development on population and health.

Find out more about our work with NHS Trusts and Healthcare Providers

Our specialist planning lawyers can provide advice and assistance on a range of issues including:

We can help you

  • Advising on the construction and interpretation of the NPPF
  • Prior approval and Permitted Development Rights
  • Applications for a Certificate of Lawfulness
  • The process for producing a Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • Legal issues arising from planning applications and appeals
  • Legal issues arising from enforcement matters
  • Legal issues arising from Section 73 applications
  • Preparing and advising on Section 106 agreements
  • Judicial Reviews and Section 288 challenges
  • Costs protection under the Aarhus Convention
  • The correct implementation period for planning permissions, material change of use and the construction of ancillary buildings
  • Legal issues arising from listed building and conservation areas
  • Issues relating to the Community Infrastructure Levy, including exemptions


  • Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

    Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

    Partner & Head of Planning

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  • Alexandra Hastings-Smith

    Solicitor, Planning, Infrastructure and Regulatory

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  • Ebony Brown

    Legal Assistant and NHS Liaison Officer, Planning and Regulatory

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