Jay Das



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Jay’s practice covers both development potential of land and property as well as regulatory requirements and enforcement. She is a specialist in planning and environment, compulsory purchase orders & compensation, highways and local government matters.

Jay has conducted planning appeals, inquiries, enforcement appeals and regularly negotiates section 106 planning and section 278 and 38 highways agreements. She also advises on issues affecting contaminated land, environmental warranties and indemnities. Jay acts for clients on small, medium and large-scale development proposals.

Jay acts for a number of housing/ mixed use developers and landowners and also advises our Care Home clients.

Recent Experience

  • Advising in relation to planning/legal matters and completing section 106 agreements associated with acquisition of sites for various Care Homes to assist with the due diligence process.
  • Advising on planning conditions in relation to acquisition of new BioMed facility in SiliconFen.
  • Advising our housebuilder and developer clients on Community Infrastructure Levy enquiries to ascertain liabilities and exemptions.
  • Advising housebuilders in relation to Starter Homes.

Career History

Jay joined Wedlake Bell as a Partner in 2010. She qualified as a solicitor in 1998. She previously worked at DAC Beachcrofts and prior to that as an in-house solicitor at both Exeter City Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

Jay completed the Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University. She has a law degree from Anglia Ruskin University and then went on to King’s College, University of London to complete her Masters in Law.

Admitted: January 1998.


Jay was quoted in Property Week and the Times Brief in relation to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and has published numerous articles in the Planner.

"Jay was recognised for her work in relation to the Thameslink 2000 Planning Inquiry."

— Legal 500


Challenging times in planning


Episode 8: Top 5 tips for securing a planning permission


Why less is more for local planning


Changing the planning landscape…Starter Homes


What the Foxton tycoon vs French ambassador case teaches us about ‘iceberg’ basements


Jay Das, Planning Partner, quoted in Planning Resource in reaction to the Autumn Budget 2017


Downing Street summit hears May’s pledge to boost housebuilding


Making London Affordable


“There’s nothing new in May’s house-building revolution, say lawyers” – Jay Das has comments published in The Times’ Brief


Green Belt, threats and opportunities


“What can we learn from national statistics on planning?” – Jay Das writes for Building Magazine


Quarterly in advance Summer 2018 – The power of permitted development rights