Area of focus

Planning, Zoning, and Land Use

Around the world, land use planning and land use zoning systems are complex. Let us help you navigate these. Our lawyers will give you practical advice and anticipate and solve problems to make development as fast and smooth as possible.

Good sustainable development and use of space not only transforms places; it can be a catalyst for the success of a building’s ecosystem and its occupants. But getting this right is rarely simple. Whatever your relationship with real estate – developer, investor, or occupier - to ensure that you maximise the potential of your assets you need sound land use planning and land use zoning strategies which are both robust and flexible, and strategic advisers who can help you tackle any obstacles which arise. At Hogan Lovells we have the perfect experience, business acumen and market leading industry insight to help you do just that, whatever your sector.

Representative experience

Securing planning permission for the redevelopment of Bishopsgate Goodsyard, a new destination in London comprising 500 homes, 130,000 sq m of offices and affordable workspace, 1,600 sq m of retail, a hotel, cultural space and a new elevated park.

Advising Related Argent on the Brent Cross Town regeneration project, including land use planning.  The scheme includes a new Thameslink station, almost 7,000 residential units, up to 4 million square feet of office space, 3 schools and public park and spaces.

Advising Berkeley Homes on its land use planning strategy and s106 agreements for linked planning permissions at West End Gate and the former Paddington Green Police Station, for the single largest housing redevelopment in Westminster including 1,500 market affordable and senior living homes.

Advising London Legacy Development Corporation on the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in particular securing consent for East Bank in the Olympic Park, including a new UCL campus and facilities for the BBC, V&A, Sadlers Wells and the London College of Fashion.

Assistance to the consortium awarded with the development of a mixed-use retail and industrial planning sector in Dos Hermanas (Sevilla), including 3 million sqm.

Assistance to the urban planning management company in charge of Valdebebas urban sector in Madrid.

Advice to a logistics investor in the urban land use planning aspects of the land development for new logistics warehouses in Madrid, Cataluña and Valencia.

Advice to the lenders on the urban land use planning aspects of a 5 stars luxury hotel renovation in Madrid city and a 5 stars new hotel in Sevilla.

Advice to hotel operators in the urban land use planning, licensing and construction contracts for 2 new hotels in Barcelona (200 rooms and 300 rooms each).

Advising a major international e-commerce group in connection with (i) the drafting of amendments to planning regulations applicable to logistics warehouses (picking towers) and various issues relating to compliance with environmental and planning regulations.

Advising an Anglo-Saxon investment fund specialising in logistics and data centres in connection with the purchase of land to be redeveloped for a data centre project; assistance in particular with environmental issues (obtaining ICPE permits, water law, managing pollution issues and negotiating with the authorities) and land use planning/real estate issues (obtaining permits, managing easement issues).

Advising an international investor on the redevelopment of two historic buildings within a conservation zone on Budapest’s Andrassy út.

Advising a Hungarian developer on development and construction related issues in connection with an inner city development.

Advising on land use planning issues in connection with the development of a major Budapest shopping center.

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