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Gerogia Warren, Associate

Gerogia Warren

Associate

Practice areas

  • Real estate

Practice notes

Georgia is an Associate in our Planning and Infrastructure Consenting team based in Birmingham.

Georgia has experience in the promotion of nationally significant infrastructure projects, advising and project managing teams through the process of obtaining development consent. Georgia’s expertise includes knowledge and advice on the statutory procedure, consultation requirements, compulsory acquisition, the Development Consent Order (‘DCO’) and other application documentation. She closely assists lead partners and has supported in the process of development consent order examinations and has attended high profile public inquiries.

Georgia’s experience also extends to negotiating and drafting statutory agreements for the provision of infrastructure, s106 agreements, compulsory purchase, preparing planning supporting documents, planning due diligence, highways law, legal challenge and Judicial Review.

Notable experience includes:

  • assisting an industrial and distribution developer with the submission of an application for development consent for a rail freight terminal. The DCO contains extensive compulsory purchase powers for the acquisition of land, property and rights as is required by the authorised development;
  • assisting a consortium, led by a company specialising in rail infrastructure, in their application for development consent for a rail terminal and the use of compulsory purchase powers to deliver key infrastructure;
  • currently advising and supporting a utilities company as an Interested Party to a development consent application;
  • advising a water authority on upgrades to the capacity of the sewage treatment works at Beckton in London;
  • drafting various statutory agreements on behalf of promoters, developers and water authorities, notably agreements relating to application for the redevelopment of sites for mixed use purposes, S278 and S38 agreements, and permissive path agreements;
  • managing planning due diligence in respect of the acquisition of sites such as wind farms and grazing land, and the taking of a lease of a site for data centre use.