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Gregory Jones QC

Gregory Jones QC

Year of call: 1991 (QC 2011)

Practice areas: Planning, Environment, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Major Infrastructure Projects, Local Government, Ecclesiastical Law and Religious Liberty, Rating, Public Law, European Law

Gregory Jones QC, Major Infrastructure Projects and DCOs

Gregory has a wide experience of both promoting and opposing national and major infrastructure projects. 

He is an expert in the field of Development Consent Order (DCOs).  He is co-head of the FTB Infrastructure Group and a member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association. 
Gregory delivered a  paper entitled 'Business and Commercial DCOs - pros and cons over other regimes” at the FTB Annual Infrastructure Seminar on 25 February 2015. (Copies of the power point are available).

Gregory is also the Assistant Editor of the National Infrastructure Planning Service (published online by Bloomsbury and of the 2015 hardcopy book also published by Bloomsbury).


Gregory is currently acting for Lafarge Tarmac in respect of the proposed East Midlands Gateway DCO (2015- onwards).  Lafarge Tarmac seeks to protect its access arrangements to its mineral extraction activities.

Gregory successfully promoted the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) at North Killingholme  AMEP is located centrally in the UK on the South Bank of the River Humber adjacent to Humber Sea Terminal and close to Immingham Port. It forms the UK’s largest developable land bank with a deep-water frontage (320 hectares) designed for the needs of the Offshore Marine Renewables Sector, particularly Offshore Wind. (2012-2013)

Gregory successfully resisted the compulsory purchase of his client's land in the North Killingholme (Generating Station) DCO. (2013-2014)

Gregory has advised a major national utility company promoting a unique national infrastructure project through DCO process. (2011-2013)

Other Major Infrastructure Projects 

Gregory is acting for the highways authority, Cambridgeshire County Council in respect of the Highways Agency’s A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton TPI Scheme - £1.2 billion road improvements. (ongoing).

Gregory is acting for the promoters of the new Cambridge Station Interchange Development. (ongoing).

Gregory appeared for First West Yorkshire Bus and the Leeds City College of Art opposing the Leeds Trolley Bus Transport and Works Act Order (Inquiry lasting from March – October 2014).

Gregory acted for the Great Yarmouth Port Authority and the Great Yarmouth Port Company in promoting the Great Yarmouth Port Harbour Revision Order. (2013-14).

Gregory acted for the successful applicants in quashing the consent granted for the A5 Road Dualling scheme in Northern Ireland (the largest such scheme proposed in the history of Northern Ireland) in Re Alternative A5 Alliance [2013] NIQB 30.

Gregory acted for Network Rail in successfully resisting a challenge to the vesting order orders required for the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street Station in R (Argos Ltd) v Birmingham City Council [2011] EWHC 2639 (Admin); [2012] J.P.L. 401.

Gregory acted for Network Rail in successfully resisting to a challenge to the redevelopment of Hampton Court railway station in R (Garner) v Elmbridge BC [2012] JPL 119.

Successfully promoted the Cambridgeshire Guided Bus Transport and Works Order (longest guided bus in Europe) (2004).

Successfully acted for the County Planning and Waste and Minerals authority at the call-in public inquiry into road and rail freight depot proposal at RAF Alconbury (2002)Press Coverage:

Successfully promoted the Fordham Bypass CPO at public inquiry (March, 2002).

Successfully acted for Northampton BC in R v Northampton Borough Council ex parte Northampton Rapid Transit System (Case No: CO/1616/2000).

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