Pritpal Swarn
Planning and Environmental Partner

Pritpal is a senior experienced and knowledgeable planning and environmental lawyer having practiced in both the private and public sector. He practices contentious and non-contentious planning matters, including strategies around land allocation, section 106 obligations and issues relating to Community Infrastructure Levy, lawful development certificates, planning enforcement, planning appeals, Judicial Reviews, challenges to the local plan process, injunctive relief and compulsory purchase matters including Transport and Works Act orders.

Pritpal also advises on highways infrastructure agreements and licences, traffic management orders, stopping up orders and rights of way matters in a planning context.

As part of his environmental law practice, Pritpal advises on environmental permits for the storage, recycling and disposal of waste, the approach that should be taken to contaminated land and warranties and indemnities, on corporate transactions and landlord and tenant protection clauses, the safe containment and disposal of asbestos, environmental impact assessment screening opinions.

Pritpal’s clients include landowners (including agricultural), developers, local authorities and registered providers. One of his most notable past clients was Mr Robert Fidler, who rose to fame in the Court of appeal case of Fidler v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2011] EWCA Civ 1159 as the farmer accused of unlawfully building a mock Tudor castle hidden behind straw bales and whose legal arguments with Reigate and Banstead Borough Council about time limits for enforcement, led to a much needed clarification and change in the law by the introduction of planning enforcement orders in the Localism Act 2011.

Pritpal is recognised by Chambers UK as “very easy to work with, very knowledgeable and always responds to enquiries quickly” and Legal 500 as “exceptionally personable and very experienced”.

Tel: 07884 447114