Skip to content
Freeths - Law firm
Paul Brailsford, Partner

Paul Brailsford

Partner

Call Email Download vCard Download CV Save to portfolio Print profile


“Strong reputation in town centre regeneration projects.”
(The Legal 500)


Paul has over 18 years’ experience of complex development schemes nationwide and is well known for developing good working relationships with Local Planning Authorities in order to deliver success for his developer clients.

Paul specialises in both large scale development proposals such as retail led town centre regeneration projects and residential led urban extensions; and food and non-food retail development.

He advises on all associated issues from planning strategy, tactics, preparation and submission of applications and appeals and the preparation of complex Environmental Impact Assessments and Retail Impact Assessments.

Paul is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500.

Legal Services

Planning

Cases

  • Paul has led the Freeths LLP team advising Bela Partnership Limited on planning consultancy, planning legal and environmental legal issues with regard to the delivery of major developments (for example a major urban extension to Corby comprising 5,095 dwellings, 4 District Centres, 2 Neighbourhood Centres, a Secondary School, 3 primary schools, a hotel and 62,150 square meters of employment land across two local planning authority areas).
  • Paul has advised Simons Developments and Tesco Stores in respect of the redevelopment of land assets in Portsmouth. Ultimately securing planning permission for a substantial out of centre retail and leisure proposal comprising circa. 75,000 sq ft of new floorspace. This included successfully dealing with difficult issues in respect of the sequential approach and retail impact in the face of objection from other retail asset owning funds in the City. Paul advised on complex planning obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy liability.
  • Paul successfully advised Barker and Stonehouse on securing planning permission for a new 40,000 sq ft state of the art flagship store on the former fire station site in Guildford. This involved difficult negotiations with the Highway Authority in respect of integration with and completion of wider program of highway works.
  • Paul advised Metropolitan Properties Investments Limited (part of the Freshwater Group) on the redevelopment of its land assets in Lowestoft to provide a new out of centre retail and leisure park, comprising circa. 75,000 sq ft of floorspace for Aldi and The Range amongst others. A difficult scheme to bring forward due to its out of centre location and associated retail planning issues, viability issues and Community Infrastructure Levy mitigation.

 

Latest

To contact Paul or for more information…

Call: 0845 050 3676
Or email: Send an email

 

Memberships
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
Testimonials

“Consistently recognised in The Legal 500 and noted for ‘strong reputation in town centre regeneration projects’ and being ‘commercial and pragmatic’.”

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

Our service

arrow

Talk to us

Freeths are a leading national law firm with 12 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

Choose an office:

Portfolio close
People CV Email

Remove All


Click here to email this list of people to a colleague.