Tom McPhie

Senior Solicitor
Telephone: 01206 593933
tom mcphie
Working in partnership with developers, property owners and planning consultants in East Anglia

Tom works with local authorities and private companies to provide an outstanding level of planning law advice.

As a member of Holmes & Hills planning and development team, Tom works closely with developers, property owners and local councils to draft agreements, assist in court claims and provide specialist, tailored advice.

Tom has a wealth of experience advising clients on all areas of Planning Law. In addition, Tom specialises in advising on Environmental and Highways Law. Toms areas of specialism include:

  • Section 106 Agreements
  • Enforcement notices
  • Applications for certificates of lawfulness
  • Listed buildings orders
  • Tree preservation orders
  • Planning applications and planning permissions

Tom joined Holmes & Hills’ growing Planning & Development Team in Summer 2013 having previously held positions as Principal Solicitor at Colchester Borough Council and Head of Planning at another regional law firm.

Work highlights


Toms work highlights include:

  • Drafting a complex s106 agreement for a development on former agricultural land which provides for approximately 370 new dwellings with a total of over £1.5 million contributions.
  • Drafting and negotiating a complex s106 agreement on a site with major heritage assets with total contributions in excess of £5million towards upgrades to infrastructure and renovation works to heritage assets.
  • Successfully applying for a Certificate of Lawful Use in relation to a commercial livery business where the original application was mishandled by another agent.

Tom is based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors in Braintree but will soon be based at Holmes & Hills Solicitors' new regional Head Office - the A12 Commercial Hub - in Marks Tey, Colchester.

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