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Swanwick Marina

I acted for Premier Marinas in their successful application to redevelop a marina and marine engineering works for a mixed use marina, marine engineering and residential scheme.

Swanwick Marina

This application was determined after the new PPS25 was issued and the key challenge was to persuade the Environment Agency to interpret their guidance on the new Sequential Test and the Exception Test in a way which enabled them to withdraw their objection to the scheme after the application had been called in by the Secretary of State. The second highlight of this case was that we managed to persuade the Secretary of State to reverse the call-in decision. This is one of only two examples of a call-in reversal of which I am aware.

Key issues included:

  • Flooding
  • Habitat protection
  • Transport impacts and sustainable transport issues.

Paul has provided advice to many of my clients over the last 15 years and it has always been of the highest quality. He is always keenly focused on the clients' objectives , the output is provided in a timely manner and in his new role , Paul is able to be even more cost effective without sacrificing any level of integrity.

Stuart Robinson - Executive Director - Head of Planning, CBRE Limited.