- Environmental Issues
- Rural Planning & Development
- Development of Land
- Planning disputes
- Residential Developers and Landowners
Harvey is a solicitor in the Planning and Environment team. He joined Thrings in February 2022 and is a member of the NFU and CLA.
In addition to his role at Thrings, Harvey also owns and manages a farm enterprise in Herefordshire. He is passionate about small business and its positive economic, environmental and social impact. He possesses a unique blend of legal and business experience in the rural sector which underpins a deep understanding of a client’s business and their requirements. His practice straddles the firm’s Agriculture and Development of Land teams and he has developed particular expertise in the environmental challenges affecting these sectors, especially in relation to the Habitats Regulations and the issue of nutrient neutrality.
Development of Land
Harvey’s work with the Development of Land team is predominantly residential development whether advising on applications for planning permission or the use of permitted development rights such as Class Q or Class MA. He is able to deliver specialist advice relating to issues relating to the application of Habitats Regulations to residential development. He regularly negotiates s106 agreements, deeds of variation and unilateral undertakings, as well as advising on other development matters such as overage, easements and restrictive covenants.
Alongside the Agriculture team, Harvey works on both contentious and non-contentious agricultural planning matters. He handles cases across the Agriculture sector, including those regarding agricultural regulations, nuisance, wildlife incidents, farm business diversification, and all aspects of planning and environmental law.