Nick Harding

Nick Harding is a London-based associate in Gowling WLG's Planning team. Nick has several years of experience advising clients on a wide range of planning and highways law, including negotiating section 106 agreements and highways agreements, advising clients in relation to Compulsory Purchase Orders, defending and bringing judicial review proceedings, preparing an application for a Development Consent Order and advising clients in relation to planning appeals.

Nick's clients include national and regional housebuilders, infrastructure developers, commercial property investors and shopping centre owners.

Experience

  • Successfully advised a major chemicals company on obtaining a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the construction of an underground gas storage project in Cheshire, classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP).
  • Involved in the legal team which successfully negotiated a s.106 agreement on behalf of a US-based real estate company to obtain planning permission for 2,750 homes, new schools, a new business park, a new train station and community, retail and leisure uses on land north of Horsham.
  • Successfully negotiated a s.106 agreement on behalf of an affordable housing provider to obtain planning permission for an exclusively affordable housing development in Sittingbourne and overcame objections to obtain a stopping up order.
  • Successfully negotiated a highways agreement relating to the development of a new block of restaurants at a major shopping centre in Greater Manchester.
  • Successfully negotiated a s.106 agreement on behalf of a national housebuilder for the development of over 400 homes on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

Follow Nick Harding on Twitter @HardingPlanning

Nick Harding

Nick Harding
@HardingPlanning

There seems to be a lot of press about the downfall of the housing development market at the moment. Is it too soon panic? https://t.co/dlllcElyBq Nick Harding (@HardingPlanning) Jun 22,2018

Nick Harding

Nick Harding
@HardingPlanning

Interesting to see investment companies moving into providing affordable housing, rather than just investing and lending. https://t.co/kmYdYdTNwv Nick Harding (@HardingPlanning) Apr 27,2018

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

    • Career
      2018
      Gowling WLG, associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      2015
      Cripps LLP, associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2015
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2013

    • Career
      2013
      Zyda Law, trainee
    • Education
      2013
      The College of Law, Legal Practice Course
  • 2012

    • Education
      2012
      University of the West of England, LLB (Hons)