Harrison Grant is regularly instructed by local authorities and other public bodies, who require expert advice on specific environmental, public or planning law issues.
We are well known for our advice to local authorities on a wide range of issues not least contaminated land, air quality, nuisance, railways and airports. We have been involved in some of the most high profile issues looked at by local authorities including HS2, Heathrow Airport and most of the Part 2A sites.
We often work with in-house legal departments providing specialist assistance.
We have been advising a number of local authorities who were opposing the expansion of Heathrow Airport and in particular the building of a third runway. As well as advice on noise, air quality and strategic environmental assessment we advised on the NPS and potential legal challenges including judicial review.
Our expertise in contaminated land has resulted in us acting for numerous local authorities in relation to the identification of contaminated sites, nature of the investigations required, consultation with those impacted included the negotiation of access agreements and the allocation of liability under the contaminated land regime (Part 2A). We have drafted Remediation Notices, advised on potential appeals and prosecutions for non-compliance.