Chris Wilmshurst

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Chris has over 25 years’ planning experience in both local government and private consultancy.

He is involved in the preparation, submission, monitoring and negotiation of planning applications, in addition to the preparation of appeal statements.

Chris also has extensive experience in strategic promotion of land for alternative uses through the planning system.

He is experienced as an expert witness at inquiries and hearings for clients and instructs barristers under rules of direct professional access to the Bar.

Chris can provide expert witness evidence in key areas such as:

  • Section 78 appeals including written representations
  • Informal hearings and Public inquiries
  • UK court proceedings including leasehold enfranchisement
  • Local plan and neighbourhood planning examinations
  • Advice regarding enforcement issues.

Key Skills

  • Property planning consultancy
  • Commercial planning advice
  • Section 78 appeals
  • Commercial planning advice
  • Expert Witness