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Helen Robinson

Senior Associate, Leeds

Helen is an experienced planning and infrastructure solicitor in DWF's Planning team. She specialises in advising on planning, highways, rights of way and compulsory purchase and compensation law.
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Helen has over 10 years experience in relation to highways law, public rights of way, town and village green, minerals & waste planning law, flooding & drainage, and major infrastructure projects.

Helen also has significant experience advising on of all aspects of minerals and waste planning matters; including large scale quarry and waste development (including Energy from Waste infrastructure), judicial review, review of minerals permissions, planning policy and enforcement matters, in addition to over 7 years experience advising planning committees at a wide range of local authorities.

Helen has advised clients across all sectors and has held senior positions in both the public and private sectors.  Helen also has a wealth of experience in respect of all aspects of governance and information law.

Helen's recent experience includes:

  • Advising Selby District Council on aspects of the delivery strategy for the proposed development of 1,000 new homes and 23 hectares of employment land up to 2027, with a further 10.6 hectares of land reserved for longer term employment use including planning policy and the possible use of Town and Country Planning Act CPO powers.  The successful delivery of this project depended on securing £9millin pounds of HIFF funding which was conditional on the Council and Developers showing a realistic plan for delivery through CPO.   Helen drafted the CPO strategy for the scheme, advised in respect of historic but extant planning permission on the site and input into the new and emerging local plan polices specific to this area.
  • Providing advice to statutory consultees in respect of the Development Consent Order Application for Eggborough Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Station  including drafting and amending the draft DCO, Schedule of Mitigation, Statements of Common Ground and Section 106 Agreements, the provision of advice to officers in relation to the NSIP application and representation to examination hearings.
  • Advising Walsall Council in relation to a major highway improvement scheme affecting Junction 10 of the M6. The £64.5m scheme was promoted by the Council in partnership with Highways England and required the making of a CPO to acquire land required for the improvement of this heavily congested strategic highway.


  • The Law Society
  • Compulsory Purchase Association

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