Fred Quartermain

Fred Quartermain

Bristol The Paragon Counterslip Bristol BS1 6BX
Bath 2 Queen Square Bath BA1 2HQ
Mobile 07387024067

Partner - Planning

Fred is a Partner within Thrings' Planning team, with a practice that closely links with the firms Development of Land and Agriculture teams. He has a wealth of specialist knowledge in both areas, allowing him to offer clients advice on a wide range of subjects including legislative compliance, environmental law, compulsory purchase, Heritage and planning matters.

Fred has built a strong reputation for his ability to effectively liaise between clients, landowners, technical professionals, and Local Authority Officers. He helps a varied base of clients with everything from enabling strategic land development to advising on all aspects of planning and environmental law.

Development of Land

In his work with the Development of Land team, Fred advises on both contentious and non-contentious planning matters relating to residential, mixed use and commercial development schemes. Fred provides strategic advice and guidance on navigating the planning system. He regularly advises clients on negotiation of Section 106 Agreements, Highways and Utilities Agreements, the Community Infrastructure Levy and planning due diligence in property transactions.


Alongside the Agriculture team, Fred works on both contentious and non-contentious agricultural planning matters. He handles cases across the Agriculture sector, including those regarding diversification, enabling development, making sure clients remain complaint with local and national policy, legislation and all aspects of planning and environmental law.

Fred's relevant experience includes:
  • negotiating and drafting Section 106 Agreements and Undertakings, Highways Agreements, and Deeds of Variation
  • advising on proposed applications, application of conditions, interpretation of policy, impact of the Community Infrastructure Levy, and compulsory purchase issues
  • supporting clients on Certificate of Lawfulness applications, planning appeals, and enforcement issues
  • acting for lenders and purchasers to provide advice and support in relation to transfer of large development sites between developers
  • advising on planning strategy to ensure viability and maximum quantities of enabling development on a housing scheme affecting a Grade II-listed building in the South East
  • securing Community Infrastructure Levy relief, ensuring reduced payments on development sites where the previous lawful use of existing buildings was in question