Following time spent in Local Government and private practice I understand what people need from a consultant. Having worked from 1999 in both sectors I have a clear insight into how the profession operates and what people need to make a project successful. I also want to give people a personal service of high quality, taking them through the difficult parts of the process. In my own business, I provide what I consider the important things and this mainly stems from a clear, friendly and collaborative approach.
When you are choosing a planning consultant to work with you on a project it is an important decision. It is often an emotional experience going through a very public process and you need someone who is capable of dealing with this for you. I believe my role is to shield those I work for from the ups and downs of the process. Good working relationships are therefore critical in the work I undertake.
As a Chartered Planner, this means I abide by a professional code of conduct set out by the Royal Town Planning Institute. This requires that I undertake continuing professional development, carry professional indemnity insurance and uphold the values of my profession. My experience has been gained from working for South Hams District Council, Plymouth City Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Cornwall Council and Kerrier District Council. Private sector work has been gained working with a local practice covering mainly Devon and Cornwall. My varied work has involved appraising sites for development potential, making planning applications, carrying out appeal work and enforcement.
My preferred way of working is to be engaged right from the word go so that I can make the biggest impact on projects. I enjoy collaborative and positive working relationships and feel comfortable working on your behalf. Much of my work comes from personal recommendations from people who have liked what I have done for them.
I am a chartered town planner with the Royal Town Planning Institute and my registration number is 42464.