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Anjana is a Director in the Planning team at Brecher.

She acts regularly for a range of developers, investors, property companies and private clients. Anjana specialises in development planning, particularly the negotiation of section 106 agreements and infrastructure agreements for major mixed-use and urban regeneration schemes.

Anjana also has significant experience of advising on planning appeals, judicial review and statutory challenges, implementation strategy, enforcement, stopping up orders, light obstruction notices and planning policy in both the private and public sectors.

Relevant experience 

• Negotiating a Section 106 agreement for a departure application for a large mixed scheme development by King’s College London to provide a new campus comprising 770 student units, affordable housing, retail, a health centre, offices and landscaped public realm and new access routes in Canada Water whilst employed by  the London Borough of Southwark

• Drafting and negotiating a Section 106 Agreement relating to the off-site affordable provision of the landmark Neo Bankside development and related Deeds of Variation to vary the occupancy restrictions and affordable housing provisions whilst employed by the London Borough of Southwark

• Provision of planning advice, negotiating the terms of a quadripartite section 106 agreement and securing planning permission for Future Dreams House, the charity Breast Cancer Haven’s London flagship breast cancer support centre, in King’s Cross.

• Advising The India Club, which has significant cultural, historical and community importance particularly for the British Asian community in London. Drafting letters of objection opposing two planning applications which would have led to the closure of The India Club in The Strand which has had extensive media coverage and providing ongoing tactical and strategic advice. The application was subsequently refused and a revised scheme is pending determination. The India Club has secured the support of the Mayor’s Culture at Risk office and the National Trust which held a successful exhibition, Home Away from Home, to showcase the history of The India Club. The India Club has also been listed as an Asset of Community Value.

Charitable work

Anjana is pro-bono solicitor for London homeless charity, Food For All, which serves 2500 hot meals to the homeless and disadvantaged six days a week. She is also a trustee for Braj Care, a small charity providing medical, welfare and environmental outreach support in Vrindavan, India. She has also worked with the international charity, Food For Life Global, providing water wells in remote villages in Vrindavan and designed and created a children’s library for Gokulam Children’s Home in Sri Lanka following the Tsunami.

Anjana qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and joined Brecher in 2015.