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TLT has appointed John Arthur as managing associate in its planning team. John’s experience of working on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and renewable energy projects will further bolster the firm’s future energy credentials, adding to the breadth of services the firm offers clients in the sector.

John has joined TLT from Burges Salmon, where he advised on all aspects of development consent order applications for a series of NSIPs. John’s experience includes advising on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Habitats Regulations and the Development Consent Order (DCO) application and examination processes.

John’s in-depth knowledge of the planning process and his experience working with future energy clients, including those in the offshore wind, solar and battery storage sectors, will further bolster the depth of knowledge available to the firm’s clients in the future energy space. Some of John’s recent work includes advising a renewable energy company on the promotion of a 400MW+ solar and battery storage scheme and advising a major energy company on the promotion of two offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea.

Katherine Evans, head planning at TLT, commented: “The drive towards net-zero will require a continued acceleration in the roll-out of future energy infrastructure, which won’t be possible without a thorough understanding of planning law. John’s extensive experience with large-scale future energy projects will be hugely beneficial to our clients in the sector and will help solidify TLT’s position as a market leader. We are pleased to welcome him to the team and we look forward to working alongside him.”

Commenting on his appointment, John said: “The past few years have seen a rapid expansion of future energy infrastructure, but with so much more still to come, I’m excited to be joining a firm which is demonstrably committed to helping its clients achieve their sustainability aims, as well as advancing its own. I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues and to delivering for our clients."

John’s appointment represents the latest in a series of strategic hires, which also includes Juliet Stradling, who was recently appointed as a partner in the future energy team.

Date published

23 January 2024

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