Elisabeth Osborne

Liz is a Legal Director in the Real Estate Team.

She specialises in planning, compulsory purchase, highways and environmental work. She advises developers, national house builders, County and District Councils, statutory undertakers, housing associations, landowners and lenders on a variety of matters including section 106 planning agreements, highway agreements, certificates of lawful use, compulsory purchase orders, stopping-up orders, planning applications, planning appeals and enforcement matters.

Liz regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on various aspects of planning, highways and compulsory purchase law, including to the local branch of the Royal Town Planning Institute, to local RICS members and Planning Aid groups.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for national house-builders in relation to development sites throughout the country including negotiation of S106 Agreements and planning appeals.
  • Acting for Sovereign and Knightstone Housing Associations in developing sites, and acquisition of affordable housing units throughout the South West.
  • Acting for the Derby City Council to secure an interim and permanent High Court injunction to prevent the demolition of a listed building.
  • Advising the Environment Agency in respect of a proposed fluvial and tidal flooding alleviation scheme and related compulsory purchase order in Kent.
  • Acting for Thames Water in a variety of matters including asset protection agreements for infrastructure on the Olympic Park, sewer diversion agreements for Canary Wharf and other major schemes and provision of planning advice for development schemes.
  • Advising South West of England Regional Development Agency and Camborne Pool Redruth Urban Regeneration Company on a four-week public inquiry regarding planning appeal to develop South Crofty tin mine and providing advice on future proposals to develop site, including potential acquisition by CPO.
  • Advising on compulsory purchase order for St Austell Town Centre redevelopment scheme, including negotiations with objectors, listed building and land assembly issues, CPO documentation and related section 106 agreement.
Elisabeth Osborne

Elisabeth Osborne

Legal Director

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