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Rebecca Clutten

Rebecca Clutten

Year of call: 2008

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

Rebecca Clutten, Planning and Environment

Rebecca's core planning practice covers a diverse range of work, including housing and retail schemes, leisure uses, permitted development rights, planning obligations, and advertisements, as well as complex enforcement matters.  She regularly appears in planning and enforcement inquiries, as well as having experience in the appellate courts on planning matters.

As a result of Rebecca's infrastructure planning work, she has particular experience of advising in respect of the EIA and HRA matters, including the adequacy of Environment Statements and Habitat Regulations Assessments. She also has substantial experience in respect of water and sewerage law.
Recent or notable work in this area includes:

  • Acting for the successful appellant landowner in a nine-year enforcement case relating to the development of land in the Green Belt for multiple ‘bad neighbour’ uses
  • Advising multiple authorities in relation to the use of the power contained in section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016
  • Advising Network Rail in respect of their successful planning application for a new light railway depot in Ashford, Kent
  • Acting for National Grid in relation to their planning appeal for the Viking Link Interconnector Project