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Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) LLP and Pitmans LLP merged on 1 December 2018 to become BDB Pitmans LLP. More details can be found here


With the road sector facing advanced technical, financial and network ownership changes many businesses will seek experienced advisers to help meet the challenges ahead.

Sectors and Services
Planning, Infrastructure and Regeneration

Our leading highways practice extends to all aspects of road infrastructure.

Planning and infrastructure

  • Commercial and property agreements
  • Compulsory purchase, planning and environmental issues
  • Consents for major road, bridge, tunnel and ferry schemes
  • Construction of roads, adoption and works to existing roads
  • Highways Act agreements and licences
  • Procurement and project finance

Road user issues

  • Congestion charges, workplace levies and low emissions zones
  • Public inquiries
  • Right to access
  • Road, tunnel and bridge tolls

Our experience:

  • Acted for Lancashire County Council on the first highway scheme to be promoted under the Planning Act 2008, now open to traffic, and three further local authority highway projects.
  • Acted for the first two Highways Agency projects under the Planning Act 2008 (the A556 near Manchester and the A160 near Immingham) and instructed on six Highways England projects.

We can also advise on the implications of Brexit on Infrastructure planning.

Brexit FAQs

Related Services and Sectors


London and Cambridge Offices

London Westminster
50 Broadway, London

London City
107 Cheapside, London

51 Hills Road, Cambridge

Reading and Southampton Offices

Reading, Castle Street
47 Castle Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 7SR

Reading, The Anchorage
34 Bridge Street Berkshire,
Reading RG1 2LU

Southampton, The Avenue
46 The Avenue Southampton
Southampton SO17 1AX

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