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Peter Nesbit, Partner

Peter Nesbit


Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Real estate
  • Real estate planning
  • Transport

Practice notes

Peter is a Partner and advocate in the planning team and undertakes a wide variety of planning, highways and CPO work. Peter is highly ranked in Chambers and Partners and described as “an absolute superstar in the planning space”. His team in Leeds is noted as being "very knowledgeable and commercially orientated, providing excellent service". His particular areas of expertise are providing strategic advice on energy and natural resources, transport and commercial development projects including major planning applications, appeals and judicial challenges.

A relevant list of transactions include:

  • National energy utility clients on various commercial wind energy developments in Scotland under Electricity Act and Town and Country Planning procedures.
  • A national infrastructure provider at various DCO examinations (Viking Interconnector project and Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm).
  • the Forewind Consortium on the world’s two largest offshore wind farms on in the North Sea.
  • OREC and EDF in relation to the promotion of Blyth Offshore Wind Farm.
  • Metro and Network Rail on a Transport and Works Act Order to deliver a new entrance to Leeds Railway Station. The station is the second busiest outside of London and this £15.9m scheme will cater for 20,000 passengers a day. It will also help facilitate Leeds City Council's regeneration aspirations to the south of the City.
  • A national transport organisation on nationally important rail improvement projects.
  • Various private generating companies on general EFW proposals.
  • UH company on various proposals for onshore exploration.
  • National energy utility company on solar and battery storage proposals.

Peter also writes a regular column for the national publication "Minerals Planning Magazine", contributes to the activities of Renewable UK and has spoken at events for bodies such as the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Nuclear Industry Association.