Howard is one of the pre-eminent Planning Act 2008 solicitors. He has promoted many development consent orders (DCOs) including:

  • The first DCO subject to special Parliamentary procedure, Rookery South
  • The first tidal lagoon DCO, Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay
  • The first major smart motorway DCO, M4 Junctions 3 to 12
  • The first IGCC coal and gas power station DCO, C.Gen Killingholme

Howard advises regularly on Town and Country Planning Act 1990 matters, particularly in relation to complex or large residential and commercial development. Examples include:

  • Mersey Gateway, advising on the construction of the bridge and tolling
  • Securing listed buildings consent for the preservation of the Cutty Sark
  • Advising a major professional services firm on securing concessions in relation to HS2