Stephen is a Partner in the Planning team and oversees the firm’s Bristol planning practice. He also leads the firm’s energy consenting team. Stephen specialises in the development of energy, infrastructure and waste projects.
Stephen is advising on some of the largest projects in the UK promoted under the Planning Act 2008 as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs). He also advises extensively on Developments of National Significance (DNS) in Wales and he has particular expertise in the promotion of new onshore wind and solar farms.
Stephen has significant experience of acting for promoters of major regeneration schemes and new communities, large-scale leisure development, aviation development, as well as extensive judicial review experience (High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court).