David Walton

Practice Area

Undertakes a range of major housing, employment, retail and leisure applications, including compulsory purchase schemes for highways and town centre re-development. Also works on behalf of a number of public authority developers and utility companies

Relevant Experience

Advising Eon and Roger Bullivant Limited on major housing scheme for 2,500 dwellings including negotiations of Section 106 Agreement

Advising on major employment proposals including Thorpe Park, Leeds (1.8m sq ft) and Redhouse, Doncaster (2m sq ft)

Negotiation of Section 106 Agreement and strategic advice in relation to an application for a NWDA Regional Investment Site on behalf of Chorley Borough Council

Advising Oakgate Plc in relation to compulsory purchase proceedings in relation to major town centre scheme

Town Centre regeneration scheme including the use of compulsory purchase proceedings Advising on judicial review and statutory challenges in the High Court


BA (Hons) (Law) Dip Lg Law LARTPI

Fifteen years in local government (1981-1995), culminating Assistant Director (Legal), Leeds City Council            Wilbraham & Co (1995 - 2004), became Partner in 1998

Co-author of Development Plans Law and Practice (Sweet & Maxwell)

Holds Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice

Lectured for Post Graduate Planning and Environmental Law Diploma at Leeds Metropolitan University

Legal Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute

Ranked in Chambers Legal Directory as leading individual 2017

Ranked joint 8th in the highest rated planning solicitors in the Planning Law Survey 2017 in the Planning Magazine




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