Oliver Goodwin is highly experienced in all aspects of planning, advising both the private and public sectors. He specialises in particular in major urban regeneration schemes. Recent successes include a challenge to a local authority’s Core Strategy to secure a major allocation on behalf of his client.
Oliver has extensive experience of advising on complex environmental assessments and sustainability appraisals. He also advises on complex section 106 agreements, road closures and compulsory purchase.
- Planning applications (including certificates of lawful use and section 73 variations)
- Interpretation of planning conditions and consents
- Planning appeals, judicial review and other High Court appeals
- Planning agreements (sections 106 and 278)
- Compulsory purchase orders
- Local development frameworks
- Planning enforcement
- Specialist advice on listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders and advertising control
- Representation at planning committees, hearings and public inquiries
- Advising upon resisting allocation of 225 acres as green belt through the local development plan, and securing a business-use allocation of the land for a client’s major development proposals
- Advising upon content of environmental statements for major schemes to successfully make robust against legal challenge
- Advising upon the strategy and detailed content of the planning application and environmental statement for the London Olympics
- Advising upon planning strategy for local development plan representations, both objections and in support, in order to secure clients’ objectives for major developments
- Advising upon planning consents and environmental assessment on a major sustainable tourism project in Greece comprising a development of three and tourism villages totalling more than one million square feet within EU protected habitat areas (SPA and SAC)
- Advising upon applications, appeals and section 106 agreements for major sustainable urban extensions
- Advising upon schemes involving Listed Buildings and Scheduled Monuments
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
- Oliver Goodwin is recognised by the Legal 500 2017.
- Noted as a key figure in Planning law by the Legal 500 2016
- Recognised for more than ten years as a leading expert on planning in Legal 500 and Chambers Directories, and a member of the team awarded Planning Law Team of the Year for the planning application for the London Olympics.
- Editor of planning cases for Current Law, Sweet and Maxwell (1986-1989).
- Various articles published in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Planning magazine and Property Law magazine.
- Written and presented seminars for various bodies including the British Property Federation.
- Chambers UK (2013): Oliver Goodwin is “highly experienced and good to work with”. He has been working in the planning market for over 25 years and brings particularly strong experience of large urban regeneration schemes.
Oliver qualified as a barrister in 1984. Prior to joining Keystone Law in 2013, he worked a the following firms:
- Squire Sanders
- Mishcon De Reya
- Campbell Hooper