We are pleased to announce that Prospect Law’s Dr Ashley Bowes has authored the latest edition of Oxford University Press’ A Practical Approach to Planning Law.

Currently in its fourteenth incarnation, A Practical Approach to Planning Law is intended as an authoritative and reliable resource for all those working in the area, providing a comprehensive and systematic account of the principles and practice of planning law.

It has been extensively revised and updated to include full coverage of recent structural changes in the area, including the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, the Housing and Planning Act 2016, and the Infrastructure Act 2015.

It also covers new case law from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal that have shaped the field since the previous edition.

Clearly written and accessible, A Practical Approach to Planning Law provides a step-by-step guide to planning law and practice.

About the Author

Ashley Bowes is a barrister specialising in all aspects of planning, property, licensing and local government law. He is ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500 and by ‘Planning’ magazine. Ashley has experience of acting for developers and planning authorities at public inquiries, and has acted for both claimants and defendants at all stages of planning litigation, including to the Supreme Court. He was shortlisted by Chambers & Partners as Environment/Planning Junior of the Year 2018 and is a member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, in which capacity he represents the UK Government in his areas of specialism. Ashley is also the General Editor of Sweet & Maxwell’s Journal of Planning & Environment Law and the author of Oxford University Press’ A Practical Approach to Planning Law, as well as a contributor to Butterworths’ Planning Law Service and to the Routledge Handbook of Comparative Planning Law. In 2019, Ashley was co-opted to the Planning & Environment Bar Association Committee.

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