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Ben Lewis is a Director in Barton Willmore’s Infrastructure & Environmental Planning team, and leads the Practice’s Infrastructure Planning business. Ben specializes in the consenting of energy and infrastructure projects and has acted for project promoters, interested parties, land owners and local authorities at all stages of the Development Consent Order process for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). He has acted on numerous NSIPs including Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station, Tata Steel’s process-gas fired power station, the Glyn Rhonwy Pumped Storage scheme, Transport for London’s Silvertown Tunnel, Sunderland International Advanced Manufacturing Park, and the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling. Ben secured planning permission for Wales’ largest solar and storage project and is currently advising clients in connection with a number of Developments of National Significance (DNS) in Wales in the gas, solar and wind sectors. Ben is a Council Member of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA), sits on Renewable UK Cymru’s Strategy Group and is currently liaising with the Welsh Government on the new National Development Framework for Wales.