Anne Williams

Anne Williams has been a specialist Planning and Environmental law barrister for over 20 years. She is recommended by Legal 500 (2016) and the Chambers UK Bar Guide (2016) and also highly ranked in the 2016 Planning Magazine's Annual Survey. She specialises in advising and appearing for developers and public authorities at Planning Inquiries and in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Anne is regularly instructed by a large number of authorities throughout England. She sits as an Inspector in a number of Village Green inquiries. Her Planning and Inquiry work includes:

  • Advising a chain of pubs on the consequences of ACV listing.
  • DP World ' proposed container port. Rail line and commercial and logistics centre containing 10 million sq ft of commercial development, Thames Gateway (this was a six month inquiry, granted planning permission in 2007 and described as a 'once in a lifetime' case) and many office, retail and residential proposals involving planning and environmental issues. Click here to access the DP World London Gateway website.
  • Advising on proposals for a major strategic mixed use site in West Ham
  • She has promoted five development plans in inquiries lasting up to 3 months
  • Resisted a highly controversial application to register a village green on behalf of the main objector ' Hythe Town Council.
  • Appears for local authorities when councillors have overturned officers' recommendations.
  • Appeared in support at a major retail inquiry in Bognor Regis.
  • Appears frequently for developers promoting residential and commercial development.
  • Advised in relation to the 'Megamosque'.
  • Practice areas


    • MRTPI
    • Bar


    • Consulting Editorial Board
    • Other Publications


    • BA(Hons)(Econ)
    • M.Phil (University College, London)

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