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Rachel Hey


Rachel is a solicitor specialising in public and administrative law, town and country planning, and highway law. She has particular experience of advising local authorities on planning enforcement and prosecution, environmental impact assessments, section 78 and section 174 appeals, section 288 challenges, section 289 statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings.

Rachel has acted on a number of regeneration schemes which have involved the use of compulsory purchase powers. She has extensive experience in negotiating section 106 agreements and other planning and highway agreements, including section 278 agreements, section 38 agreements and stopping up orders.

She advises clients in a wide range of sectors including local government, real estate and regeneration.

Rachel is also a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association.


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Recent work

  • Springfield University Hospital Regeneration Scheme: acting on behalf of the London Borough of Wandsworth in an appeal against its decision to refuse to grant outline planning consent and listed building consent;
  • York House: acting on behalf of the London Borough of Lambeth, this scheme involved the demolition of buildings and the erection of a 19 storey building to accommodate student accommodation, a college, affordable workspace, landscaping, public realm and servicing arrangements;
  • Tideway Industrial Estate: acting on behalf of the London Borough of Wandsworth in negotiating various highway agreements associated with the Tideway Industrial Estate scheme (the Riverlight Development);
  • acting for and advising a London Borough Council with regard to the re-development of a former school playing fields site on which planning permission for 155 residential units was granted;
  • advising a London Borough Council on planning enforcement and prosecution.


What others say

"I really enjoy working with Rachel. She explains things so well and is always happy to help. I understand the relevant legal issues so much better after working with her. She knows when to get involved and communicates effectively" A local authority client.

"Thanks for pulling this matter together so effectively. A star performer from Sharpe Pritchard" A local authority client.

"Rachel’s work is excellent from my perspective and the absence of any judicial review challenges reinforces this" A local authority client.

"A real achievement and not just against the clock" Borough solicitor from a local authority.



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