Harry Spawton



Contact Harry
T: +44 (0)161 830 7077

Harry is a Partner in Gerald Eve’s Planning and Development team.  Harry is responsible for Gerald Eve’s key planning instructions in the regions and has a wide range of experience having acted for a number of blue chip clients.

He acts for landowners, developers, investors and occupiers – his key clients include: Jaguar Land Rover; Muse Developments; Redrow Homes North West; Hiscox; Regents Godiva and AB InBev UK.

Specific experience

800 Bed Student Development, Coventry City Centre – planning permission secured on behalf of Regents Godiva, for a new student development of 4-9 storeys, improvements to the public realm and associated facilities in Coventry City Centre.

27 hectare site, Basford East, Crewe – resolution to grant planning permission secured on behalf of Muse Developments from Cheshire East Strategic Planning Board for 325 residential dwellings, 4 hectares of commercial development and associated works.

Green Belt Site, Knowsley – planning permission for 207 residential units was secured on this Green Belt site.  Following detailed pre-application discussions with officers and local residents, the Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the scheme.

City Centre Site, York – planning permission was secured on behalf of Hiscox, for a 60,000 sq.ft office building and 100 bed hotel on a key site in York.  The site fell within a conservation area, adjacent to a Grade II* listed building and within the setting of a Grade I listed building.

New Hotel Development, Manchester City Centre – planning permission was secured for a 306 bed hotel on the former Employment Exchange site in Manchester City Centre.  The planning application was approved in 10 weeks from formal submission and is due to open in late 2016.

Expert Witness – successfully advised Action for Children on an appeal against Leeds City Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a change of use from a children’s home to residential accommodation.  The appeal was allowed and full costs secured against the Council.