Alastair Skelton

Alastair joined Steven Abbott Associates in 1993 as an Associate and became a Partner in the Practice in July 2000. Prior to joining Steven Abbott Associates, Alastair had gained eight years local government experience in the Midlands and the North West.

Alastair advises a broad range of clients on all aspects of land use planning. Recent instructions have involved work on the following projects:

  • Promotion of brownfield regeneration sites for residential and mixed use development
  • Promoting the release/allocation of sites through the Local Plan process (including housing allocations, Green Belt release, major urban extensions)
  • Promotion of land and water based regeneration schemes on the Lake Windermere Waterfront
  • Development of places of worship/meeting halls to serve the Brethren Church community
  • Preparation and management of residential planning applications
  • Restoration of Grade II* listed mill and associated enabling development
  • Advising on redevelopment of egg and poultry production/processing sites and premises across the UK
  • Acting as expert witness in various planning inquiries for private and local authority clients
  • Promotion of brownfield residential development proposals

Alastair also has recent experience of the planning systems in Scotland and the Isle of Man.