Amy’s main focus is on planning applications for large, mixed- use urban extensions and other large redevelopment schemes. Such work includes advising on environmental impact assessments, ecology issues, planning policy and strategic issues, planning obligations and the community infrastructure levy. Additionally Amy is very experienced in both making compulsory purchase orders and advising on compensation.

Amy has advised Argent Estates Plc since 2012 in relation to their high profile strategic city centre redevelopment scheme at Paradise in Birmingham, where she helped secure planning permission for the original scheme, structure planning obligations, and advised on EIA and listed buildings issues. She also provides a broad range of advice for HS2 Ltd in particular in relation to their use of their powers given to them under the High Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 and on issues arising in compensation for compulsory acquisition.

The experience below focuses on just some of the projects which Amy has advised on. Many of the projects have been selected because they demonstrate Amy’s technical expertise and ability to develop solutions and provide pragmatic advice to her clients.

Amy is a member of DLA Piper UK LLP’s Birmingham planning team which is ranked number 1 by Legal 500, 2020 which also places her as a “rising star”.