With over 30 years’ experience Richard is a partner in our planning, environmental and public law team. Richard and his team provide strategic and development control planning advice. He advises on environmental law and helps clients devise practical solutions and outcomes. Richard advises many organisations on governance, judicial review and vires issues. He regularly advises upon public law risk and how to minimise the risk of challenge when discharging key functions. He acts for a wide range of public and commercial clients.
Richard’s team have advised Natural England and Natural Resources Wales (and their respective predecessors) on over 1,000 matters over the last 25 years.
Richard has provided advice in relation to the following:
Newark South – a development of 2,650 houses
Chiltern Beechwoods Special Area of Conservation
Crystal Palace FC – Selhurst Park redevelopment
Biodiversity Net Gain
Environmental Compliance for Jigsaw Systems
He is a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Richard is the Chair of the Nottingham Green Partnership and an independent member of the Disciplinary Panel of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Managers. Richard is also Chair of the UK Environmental Law Association Nature Conservation Working Group.
Advising Bassetlaw District Council in relation to the contravention of conditions of the environmental permit by a mushroom composting facility - the council have prosecuted the company and the court imposed a fine of £32,000 plus legal costs.
Restructuring the planning obligations for the delivery of infrastructure of Kettering East, a major sustainable urban extension to the east of Kettering intended to deliver 5,000 dwellings, so that contributions are delivered as dwellings are built rather than from upfront payments.
Advising Natural Resources body for Wales in the defence of judicial review proceedings concerning the Rhosydd Bryn Maen site of special scientific interest.
We advised First Sentier Investors, in collaboration with Latham & Watkins, on their recent energy from waste acquisitions for over £995m.
Our team led on the due diligence of the operational and planned energy from waste facilities nationwide and covered Development Consent Orders and also more traditional planning consents.
"He provides clear advice on a range of complex matters, and ensures an excellent level of client service."
"Richard Barlow is extremely personable, giving straightforward advice that understands the requirements of our organisation."
Conservation Covenants come into force on 30 September 2022. We look at the impact on landowners, developers and responsible bodies.
The commentary around COP26 focuses on the macro politics of the world’s largest emitters, and the challenges for developed and developing countries in meeting their pledges under the Paris Agreement to achieve net-zero by 2050.
With Pellings, we discussed the current statutory framework to achieve net zero and how this is likely to evolve, and also what practical steps both public and private sector organisations can take now.
The Secretary of State has a duty under the Climate Change Act 2008 to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 100% lower than the 1990 baseline. View our video, discussing the legal obligations of net zero and the practical options and techniques that are required.
We are pleased to share you to our Covid-19 webinar, where a number of key members of the team will be providing an update on current issues arising in relation to the pandemic and its effect on local authorities.
In our administrative and public law webinar, a number of key members of the team will be providing an analysis of issues that matter to you.
In this webinar, Richard Barlow, Zo Hoida and Neil Walker cover commercial and public law considerations