Duncan Williams

Duncan specialises in all aspects of the planning process including promoting schemes through the planning system, s106 Agreements, infrastructure agreements, legal challenges / judicial review, planning appeals, advertising regulations, assets of community value and planning due diligence. He has particular expertise in the residential development sector where he is regularly instructed by national house builder clients. Recent highlights include a 1,200 house urban extension to Leighton Buzzard and a 2,300 dwelling development near Cirencester. In addition Duncan has extensive experience acting in the Energy Sector and on corporate transactions where recent notable instructions include helping secure consent for a 4 turbine wind farm near Port Talbot in Wales and on the acquisition of several large scale solar farms for investors. In respect of infrastructure projects Duncan advised Birmingham City Council on the planning aspects of their sale of the redeveloped Birmingham New Street Station, the recent sale of the National Exhibition Centre, National Indoor Arena and International Convention Centre in a 800 million pound deal and is advising on the securing of a development consent order for a new rail freight terminal.
Contributed to


Energy storage—planning issues
Practice Note

This Practice Note considers how the development of facilities associated with the storage of electrical energy is dealt with under the planning regime in England and Wales, some of the issues associated with this, and how these issues might be resolved in the future.

Practice areas


  • The law Society


  • Specialist Panel


  • Nottingham Law School Distinction, LLP 2008 2009
  • University of Reading 2.1, LLB Law 2004 - 2007

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