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Oliver Martin, Director

Bickley Martin was founded by Oliver Martin in 2016. Previously, Oliver was National Head of Planning at Irwin Mitchell having established a planning team at that firm over the previous six years.

Oliver is a leading planning solicitor specialising in providing advice to developers on major projects across the country. He has particular experience in drafting and negotiating complex Section 106 agreements required in relation to major residential-led mixed use schemes.

Oliver’s recent experience includes:

  • Land at Great Wilsey Park, Haverhill – acting for Hallam Land Management Limited providing legal planning advice generally and negotiating the Section 106 agreement relating to this major mixed use scheme on the edge of Haverhill comprising 2500 dwellings together with employment development and community infrastructure including two primary schools.
  • Buckton Fields West, Boughton, Northamptonshire – acting for Martin Grant Homes Limited and Bloor Homes Limited drafting and negotiating the Section 106 agreement for this residential-led scheme comprising up to 1050 dwellings together with employment and local centre as well as a primary school.
  • Land at Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray – acting for Richborough Estates providing legal planning advice and drafting and negotiating the S106 agreement for this residential scheme of up to 400 dwellings with infrastructure.
  • Land at Clay Cross, Derbyshire – acting for St Modwen providing legal planning advice and also negotiating the Section 106 agreement in order to secure permission for this development scheme of up to 825 dwellings with employment and a local centre.

Oliver is recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers and Partners being ranked in Band 1 and recognised for his work with developer clients on major residential-led developments across the country. One client says: “Our experience working with Oliver is always positive, providing sound planning advice based on a wealth of experience on all planning-related matters”. Chambers UK 2020