Pamela Chesterman


I am a senior associate in the Commercial Real Estate team within  the Commercial Advisory and Private Wealth practice at BLM. 

I specialise in planning and environmental law, having provided advice over 15 years to a range of sectors; local planning/highway authorities, developers, landowners and financial institutions, examples of which include:

  • Legal agreements; S106 (Planning Obligations), S278 (Highways agreements), Planning Performance Agreements
  • Planning Applications; statutory requirement for valid applications, advertisement requirements, publication, determination, recording of decisions, valid conditions
  • Policy Planning; Development Plan Documents, Supplementary Planning Documents and Neighbourhood Plans, heritage and conservation 
  • Local governance; correct use of legal powers by Council’s in considering use of local authority powers and delegations/discharges of functions, Councillor conduct (bias, predetermination), requests for information (FOI and EIR)
  • Environmental; scoping/screening environmental impact assessment, habitats/species 
  • Enforcement; breach of condition notices, enforcement notices, prosecution for breach of advertisement control
  • Community Infrastructure Levy; charging schedule, advertisement, publication requirements, defence of legal challenge re rates/zones 
  • Appeals and legal challenges; Judicial Review, Statutory Challenge, Part 8 Claim, injunctions



Contact Details

+44 161 819 3296

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