Daniel Farrand

Associate, Head of Planning and Environment

Daniel Farrand

Daniel is a solicitor in our Real Estate department and Head of Planning and Environment. He joined the Firm in 2010 from SJ Berwin, where as an associate he handled complex and high profile developments and property deals, working with master developers and major property owners.

Recent posts by Daniel Farrand

  • Infrastructure Act 2015: What impact will it have on the planning sector?

    The Infrastructure Act became law on 12 February 2015 introducing new measures to make it easier, quicker and simpler to get Britain building.

  • A rising tide

    September saw the granting of the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the Thames Tideway Tunnel, billed as a ‘super sewer’ to prevent waste water being washed into the Thames.  The benefits of the DCO process are becoming increasingly clear and infrastructure developers and landowners alike will have to become familiar with them. The Thames Tideway… Read more »

  • Planning: Reshaping the world we live in

    The planning system is key to any place-making effort. At its best, good planning is about creating and shaping the places where we live, work and play.

  • Housing on any colour land… So long as it’s brown?

    George Osborne used his June Mansion House speech to apparently announce a major relaxation of planning control for housing on brownfield sites. But a careful reading suggests that central government isn’t proposing any new rules at all. Local government is being told to do the relaxation themselves. It is likely that the complexities of brownfield… Read more »

  • Protecting your heritage

    Managing a listed building may have become slightly easier now that new rules on Heritage Asset Agreements came into force in England in April. Responsible listed building owners have often reached understandings with the relevant bodies about future visions for some of our key heritage buildings. Before April, owners were able to enter into non-binding agreements with… Read more »

  • Homing in on planning

    A new raft of permitted developments will come into force on 6 April, making it easier for shops, banks, professional service buildings and agricultural buildings to be converted to residential use. The changes follow previous amendments allowing for office to residential conversions. Amendments to the General Permitted Development Order were published earlier this month. Of… Read more »

  • What’s happening down your local?

    What’s happening down your local? The Localism Act brings the concept of neighbourhoods into the very heart of the planning system.