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Helen Hutton


Helen is a partner in the Planning and Environmental team, having joined from Charles Russell Speechlys in April 2022.  She is mainly based in our Cheltenham office, but also spends time in Bristol and London.

Helen deals with all aspects of planning and environmental law.  She acts for a wide range of clients, including developers, landowners, other private individuals, trusts, not for profit organisations and corporate entities.

In relation to planning matters, her work includes negotiating complex planning agreements, advising on planning applications and appeals (including providing advice on EIA and CIL), submitting Judicial Review and other Court challenges, acting in enforcement cases, advising on historic building and landed estate/agricultural matters, assisting clients with permitted development and other rights and acting on compulsory purchase/DCO schemes.  The above are in relation to largescale housing and other developments, energy matters (including renewables and hydrocarbons), arboricultural, wildlife, biodiversity, sustainability and conservation issues, landed estates and farms, hotel and leisure operations, carehomes and infrastructure projects such as Crossrail.  She also advises on planning issues arising in corporate and financing transactions and property purchases and sales.

On the environmental side, Helen advises on contaminated land, environmental liability and other issues arising in property and corporate transactions and on asbestos and other potentially harmful substances.

Helen is ranked in Chambers directory.

Helen is a member of the City of London Planning and Environmental Law Committee.