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Partner and Solicitor

Amy Cater

“I have good working relationships with my clients many of whom are repeat clients and I enjoy helping them to achieve their goals and overcome problems. I particularly like the variety of work that I deal with as no two days are ever the same.”

As a Partner and Solicitor within Tozers’ award winning Parks team, working alongside developers, private individuals and local authorities, Amy specialises in Planning, Licensing and Public Sector law, with a particular specialism in advising owners of holiday and residential parks on planning and caravan site licensing.

Working alongside Simon Catterall, Kelly Burns and colleagues with litigation and property specialisms in the parks team, Amy provides advice on:

  • Preparing planning applications and planning appeals
  • Lawful development certificate applications and appeals
  • Enforcement cases
  • Section 106 obligations for commercial and residential developments including affordable housing
  • Judicial Review
  • Footpath diversions and Highway Agreements
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Alcohol, Entertainment and Gambling Licensing
  • Statutory Nuisance

Amy qualified in 2007 and possesses both public and private sector legal experience having worked as a planning solicitor in a local authority for several years and having previously trained at a leading law firm in London. This broad experience on ‘both sides of the fence’ provides Amy with an ability to navigate the intricacies of the planning system and local government administrative law.


Your Thoughts


“It was a pleasure to work with Amy in what proved to be a complex planning application.
Amy was very easy to contact on her direct line and was always quick in responding to various problems along the way. She was friendly, thoughtful and knowledgeable throughout. I am sure that her advice on procedure and her tenacity brought our application to a successful conclusion. I would highly recommend her.”


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Certificate of Lawfulness Appeal For Static Caravans on Touring Site Dismissed

Posted on 14th February 2018 in Parks

In a recent appeal case, the Appellant failed to convince an Inspector to grant a certificate of lawfulness for the siting of 25 static caravans on an existing caravan site.

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Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor

Green Belt: openness is not what it appears

Posted on 08th September 2017 in Planning and Licensing

When considering applications for development in the green belt, local planning authorities are meant to ensure that substantial weight is given when considering potential harm to the green belt. Paragraph 79. of the National Planning Policy Framework states that one of the essential characteristics of green belts is their openness, and one of the key issues is the impact of any development on the openness of the green belt. The issue which the courts have grappled with frequently is the relevance of the visual impact of development on an assessment of openness. The issues are illustrated by a couple of recent decisions.

Posted by

Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor
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