David Conboy

David is a leading professional in development consultancy, with a specialism in the field of compulsory purchase and land assembly.  With over 12 years of experience, he advises acquiring authorities, developers and those affected by compulsory purchase on all aspects of the CPO and compensation process, as well as overcoming other impediments to delivery (restrictive covenants, rights to light, etc.).  David also provides specialist consultancy advice on public sector land, the release of development opportunities and the compilation of viability studies for funding submissions.

David Conboy

David represents a broad base of clients in the promotion of Compulsory Purchase Orders and the negotiation of claims for compensation on behalf of both acquiring authorities and land owners and occupiers facing acquisition.  Whilst most of David’s work focuses on the use of compulsory purchase powers, he regularly provides advice on general land assembly matters in respect of addressing restrictions on title, rights existing over development sites, etc. often through the use of a local authority’s ‘appropriation’ powers.

David is currently advising local authorities and/or their development partners on land assembly and CPO matters on several regeneration and estate renewal schemes including Brent Cross Cricklewood (Hammerson/Aberdeen Standard Investments / LB Barnet and Argent Related), Hounslow High Street Quarter (LB Hounslow and Barratt London), Spray Street Quarter (RB Greenwich, St Modwen and Notting Hill Housing), New Bermondsey (LB Lewisham and Renewal), the Marlowe Road Estate (RB Waltham Forest and Countryside), Canterbury Riverside (Canterbury City Council and Linkcity) and the Gascoigne Estate (LB Barking & Dagenham and BeFirst). 

David has also advised property owners and occupiers who are having their property interests affected by the delivery of Crossrail, HS2, Thameslink and the Olympic Park as well as several regeneration schemes. Clients include Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, John Lewis Partnership, Greene King and Waterstones.

In addition, David provides development consultancy advice, particularly in relation to public sector land and assets, with a focus on the release of development opportunities, the securing/reporting of best consideration and the structuring of transactions to ensure returns are optimised. 

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