Julia Dixon is a senior associate in the planning and consents team. She has extensive experience in providing advice to developers, occupiers and investors in respect of contentious and non-contentious planning and highway matters in a number of sectors including retail, sport and leisure, housing, education and health.

    She has considerable inquiry experience. 

    Julia also has a significant energy practice. She has advised on overhead electricity lines, wayleave hearings, tree lopping hearings and applications for underground gas storage proposals. Julia is also experienced in advising on the legal aspects of Environmental Statements. She has also advised on a number of nationally-significant infrastructure projects and the requirements for obtaining development consent.

    Julia regularly delivers client presentations and seminars. She is a member of the Compulsory Purchase Association, the National Infrastructure Planning Association and Women in Property. 

    It is noted in the 2012 edition of The Legal 500 UK that Julia “deserves recognition” and that she is “reliable, not afraid to roll her sleeves up” and is “good at analysis”. 

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    • Securing the consents for Wingas Storage UK Ltd for their Saltfleetby underground gas storage development.
    • Securing consent for National Grid for their Pressure Reduction Installation in Tirley, Gloucestershire.
    • Obtaining planning permission for Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc for a new store and residential development in Wells, Somerset.
    • Advising National Grid in respect of their application for Development Consent for their Bramford to Twinstead Connections Project.
    • Advising SP Manweb Plc in respect of the early pre-application consultation stages of their Mid Wales Development Consent application.
    • Advising SP Manweb Plc in relation to a number of necessary wayleave hearings, tree lopping hearings and a section 37 consent.


    • Leeds Metropolitan University, L.P.C., 1996
    • Leeds Metropolitan University, C.P.E., 1995
    • Sheffield Hallam University, Postgraduate Diploma, 1993
    • University of Hull, B.A., 1992


    • England and Wales, 1998
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Planning

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