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Emily Knowles


Emily is a solicitor in the firm’s parliamentary and planning teams.

Emily acts for clients in the public and private sector negotiating section 106 agreements and highways agreements and advising on a wide range of planning matters arising out of those negotiations. Emily has experience advising clients as part of the pre-application process, reviewing and amending Planning Committee reports and advising clients on the consistency of planning obligations with legislation and planning policy. She has experience undertaking title due diligence as part of the planning process.  

Emily also advises acquiring autorities, particularly in the public sector on the use of, and procedure for, compulsory acquisition of land and third party interests. She also has experience advising local planning authorities in respect of heritage issues, including the use of enforcement action to protect historic buildings.

Emily qualified at Sharpe Pritchard and has practised in the parliamentary and planning teams since then. She has also worked on secondment in-house at a local authority and a non-governmental statutory body.


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Recent work

  • Drafting and negotiating a section 106 agreement for an outline planning application to provide over 1,000 homes.
  • Advising a London local authority in respect of an estates regeneration project to provide over 2,500 homes.
  • Assisted with the drafting and negotiation of a complex section 106 agreement related to the redevelopment of the Wimbledon Greyhound Site (Plough Lane).


What others say

"Just to say a massive thank you to you all at Sharpe Pritchard for helping us out with the estates Outline Planning Applications for the last couple of days. We really appreciated you pitching in and supporting this."

London Borough client contact to Emily following crucial stage in negotiations on major regeneration project.

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