Areas of Expertise
Planning system and permission, Transport infrastructure, Viability
I’ve over 20 years’ experience as Planning Director at British Land - coordinating large town planning teams and securing planning permissions on major commercial development projects across the UK.
Most recently securing planning permission for the Canada Water Masterplan – the largest project ever approved in Southwark. I understand how to deliver world class places and the technical requirements to achieve this – including good design, sustainability and environmental matters. I’m a Chartered Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute, and an active standing member of two CABE Design Review Panels – Charring Cross Station and East Linton Station. I bring an all-round knowledge of the planning system and its processes to design review Panels, along with a commercial acumen to understand when viability might be a challenge. I have particular expertise in all transportation matters having worked closely with TfL and Network Rail / Highways England for many years.
In 2003, I was voted UK Transport Planner of the Year. I’ve sat on various Task Force’s and Panels for MHCLG, Mayor’s and Quango’s. I also sit on the RTPI Education Committee and have lectured in planning and transport at UCL and Sheffield Hallam.