At The Wilkes Partnership, our specialist team of Planning solicitors led by Leenamari Aantaa-Collier act for NHS trusts, 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 lawn 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 - Planning Lawyer - The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors
Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

Partner & Head of Planning

Ian Williamson
Ian Williamson

Consultant Planning Lawyer

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

September 2020

To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and the wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.


Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible, but in-line with government advice our offices are now closed for face-to-face meetings and all staff are now working from home until further notice.

If you have an appointment scheduled your legal advisor will be in touch shortly to discuss your options, if they haven’t done so already.


Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.


If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.


If you have a general enquiry please call us on 0121 233 4333 or email us at, or contact your normal point of contact.


Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.


The Wilkes  Partnership Solicitors


Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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