Tim Waring

Tim is a Director at Quod North, which he set up in 2014.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the town planning sector. For the past 15 years he has been based in Leeds. His expertise in planning has been gained on a range of development projects throughout the UK. Tim’s specialisms are in major commercial developments; mixed-use projects; retail and leisure schemes (both in centre and out-of-centre); regeneration; residential land promotion and development. He acts primarily for the private sector, promoting land through development plans, managing planning applications and providing expert evidence at public inquiries.

Tim’s professional reputation is founded on a thorough understanding of the planning system and the local political environment and is underpinned by well evidenced, commercially astute and honest advice.

Key Projects

Working for both national and regional development companies, Tim has been involved in an array of projects throughout the UK, with a particular focus on development across the ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

He has advised Sainsburys on their existing and future foodstore estate, including delivering planning permissions for over a million sq.ft of new retail floorspace. He advises Land Securities on their estate at White Rose and has advised Hammerson on the comprehensive regeneration and extension to Cramlington town centre. He has promoted new stores for IKEA, including the recently consented Sheffield store along with various store extensions (Warrington, Leeds, Nottingham, Gateshead). He was involved in major extensions to the Monks Cross Shopping Centre, York (USS, L&G, BA and Schroders), and the extension to Beverley Town Centre (Wykeland). He acts and has acted for many of the national retailers, retail developers and investors.

Tim has worked on major residential land promotion including a range of sites in the north including schemes in Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Durham for landowners, developers and home builders.

He has secured planning consent on a number of city centre regeneration schemes in Leeds (as well as other cities), including No.1 Whitehall and the Yorkshire Post site, as well as acting for a range of developers and investors in the City on their development interests, including Town Centre Securities; Evans; Yorvale; Land Securities; and Stirling Investments.