Martha Grekos#5094

Martha Grekos

Martha is a Director at Martha Grekos Legal Consultancy Limited. She is also an Associate Member of Hardwicke Chambers.

Martha is an expert in all aspects of planning law and policy, with a focus on the promotion and implementation of large complex urban regeneration projects and major infrastructure projects, often in the fields of transport and energy.

She specialises in promoting redevelopment projects that are politically sensitive and involve large and complex environmental impact assessments, compulsory purchase orders, highway orders, planning agreements and appeal court proceedings including judicial review. She also drafts and promotes Development Consent Orders and Transport and Works Act Orders and drafts and negotiates infrastructure agreements.

Martha has worked as an employed Barrister (from Associate to Partner level) at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Eversheds, Irwin Mitchell and Howard Kennedy. She also taught planning law at the University of Cambridge. She is published widely.

Martha was recommended in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 when working as Partner (employed Barrister) in law firms in the City. She was also listed as one of the top three planning lawyers in the UK by Planning (2016), ranked as one of the most influential women in planning by The Planner (2018 and 2019) and voted by Property Week '40 Under 40' as one of the rising stars and most influential people in the property industry aged under 40 (2017).
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Agricultural buildings and land: permitted development rights
Agricultural buildings and land: permitted development rights
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains when uses of land for agricultural purposes are permitted for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 and therefore do not require planning permission. It covers changes from agriculture to residential, flexible commercial uses and state-funded schools or registered nurseries, with reference to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

High hedges
High hedges
Practice notes

This Practice Note lists the circumstances in which local authorities can consider a complaint about a high hedge under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (ABA 2003), providing definitions of high hedge, domestic property and reasonable enjoyment. It explains that problems associated with high hedges can be prevented by attaching planning conditions to permissions for new developments, with reference to guidance in Circular 11/95, and mentions that formal complaints under ABA 2003 should be a last resort. It then provides an overview of the procedure for dealing with complaints under ABA 2003.

Practice areas

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author
  • Q&A Panel

Education

  • University of Cambridge (LL.M)
  • University of Bristol (LL.B)

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