Stephen Whale
Consultant Barrister

Stephen Whale


  • Planning disputes
  • Advising on all aspects of the planning system
  • Rural matters

Interests outside of work

Stephen enjoys country pursuits and golf.

Member of

  • Agricultural Law Association
  • Planning and Environment Bar Association
  • South Downs National Park Authority (Secretary of State appointee since 2020)

More information

Work/Services Covered:

Stephen has over 20 years experience in advising developers, local planning authorities, Secretaries of State, government agencies, residents groups, and others on all aspects of the planning system.

Stephen also has expertise in a wide range of rural matters such as commons, forestry, habitats, rights of way and village greens.

Route to PCB:

Stephen’s route to PCB began with instructions on a rights of way matter.