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Nick Jonathan

About

Nick is an Associate in Michelmores' Specialist Real Estate, Planning department. He works closely with landowners, developer's and local governments to provide strategic planning advice in relation to a range of development sites.

Having previously worked for numerous local authorities within Gloucestershire and Wales for almost ten years, Nick has extensive experience in providing planning advice for housing developments, city regeneration projects as well as large-scale strategic development schemes.

He regularly undertakes negotiating, drafting and advising on complex s106 obligations and infrastructure agreements including s38 and s278 agreements.

Whilst much of his work is focussed on non-contentious aspects of planning, his career so far has also given him a strong grounding in the more contentious aspects of planning including appeals and judicial reviews.

Nick chose to join Michelmores as a firm with a reputation for exceptionally talented lawyers as well as offering an approachable culture focussing on developing and maintaining long-term relationships with clients.

Recent Experience

  • Acting on behalf of a local authority to secure complex s106 planning obligations for a large residential housing site including affordable housing, green infrastructure, provision for a primary school, highway infrastructure improvements and improvements to biodiversity and nutrient neutrality.
  • Prior to joining Michelmores, advising and supporting a local authority on the drafting of planning performance agreements for a regional scale development in Gloucestershire
  • Acting on behalf of a local authority to secure a compulsory purchase order.
  • Successfully defending a local authority planning committee decision to refuse planning permission for residential housing in rural Gloucestershire.