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Sarah Wotton

T: +44 20 7809 2542 M: +44 7711 344 989 Email Sarah | Vcard Office: London

Sarah Wotton Senior associate

Contact details

Sarah Wotton

Sarah Wotton
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2542 M: +44 7711 344 989 Email Sarah | Vcard Office: London

A senior associate specialising in planning and environmental law, Sarah has experience of working on a variety of major development projects, both in private practice and local government.  She is practical and client focussed.
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Sarah has been involved with a number of major infrastructure projects, such as Crossrail, HS2 and Silvertown Tunnel.  She also has in depth knowledge of the local planning system.  On the environmental side, her experience includes advising in relation to environmental impact assessment and contaminated land.  Sarah is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. 
  • Environment
  • Planning

Environmental Impact Assessment

Reviewing and advising the client in relation to the Environmental Statement and other assessments and consents required in respect of the HVDC Cross-Channel electricity interconnector.

Contaminated land

Advising on the decommissioning of a chemical manufacturing plant in Paisley, Scotland and the surrender of environmental permits.

Due diligence

Advising on environmental liability and warranties, including in relation to the acquisition of a lubricant manufacturing business with multiple properties.

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Nationally significant infrastructure

Advising the Royal Borough of Greenwich in relation to the Silvertown Tunnel DCO being promoted by Transport for London, including negotiating a settlement agreement.

Planning obligations

Negotiating various S106 agreements and variations in relation to the development of the Greenwich Peninsula.

Community Infrastructure Levy

Advising the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the application of the CIL Regulations, including deemed commencement and the recoverability of surcharges.  

More: Planning
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Real estate investors and developers

Environmental Impact Assessment

Reviewing and advising the client in relation to the Environmental Statement and other assessments and consents required in respect of the HVDC Cross-Channel electricity interconnector.

Protective provisions

Advising National Grid plc in relation to protection of its apparatus affected by infrastructure development, including Crossrail and the London Olympic site.

Due diligence

Carrying out planning due diligence in relation to the acquisition of a large solar energy facility. 

More: Energy and natural resources

Due diligence

Advising on planning and environmental matters arising from the acquisition and disposal of real estate portfolios.

Highways

Advising in relation to the deemed dedication of land as public highway in respect of land redevelopment in Birmingham. Also, negotiating highways agreements.

Planning appeals

Advising in relation to planning appeal and planning obligations for a mixed use restaurant/residential development.  

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