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Home / Our People / Ben Barry-Walsh
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Ben Barry-Walsh

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Ben is a foreign-qualified Associate in the Planning, Infrastructure, and Public Law team, working on a number of Development Consent Order projects since joining the team from New Zealand in early 2023.

Since joining BDB Pitmans LLP, he has worked closely on a number of transport and energy projects. Ben’s energy experience in the UK has built on the years of energy and natural resources experience he gained in acting for one of New Zealand’s largest mining companies. Notably providing strategic, consenting, and environmental compliance advice in relation to mining projects and operations in the Waikato, West Coast, Canterbury, and Southland regions of New Zealand.

Furthermore, Ben has advised on a range of urban and commercial development projects. Securing planning permission for promoters in various medium-density housing developments as well as supermarket projects.

In addition, Ben has experience providing policy advice for New Zealand’s largest indigenous tribe. This work was particularly focused on providing strategic advice in Environment Court and High Court proceedings relating to freshwater planning instruments, ensuring that Indigenous environmental knowledge systems are entrenched in New Zealand’s planning system.

Career Highlights

  • Providing strategic and consenting advice for a high profile New Zealand mining company relating to their operations New Zealand wide.
  • Advising New Zealand’s largest iwi (Māori tribe) on regional and national freshwater planning instruments in proceedings in both the New Zealand Environment Court and the High Court of New Zealand.
  • Successfully acting for the promoter to gain planning permission for a supermarket and trade tenancy.
  • Successfully acting for promoters to gain planning permission for medium density urban housing developments in various urban centres in New Zealand.
  • Representing a high profile New Zealand mining company in the New Zealand Stewardship Land Reclassification Project.

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