Alan was appointed Managing Director in 2011, and has over 20 years of experience as a chartered town planning advisor, advocate and expert witness. He acts for developers, landowners, investors, local authorities and individuals on all aspects of planning and related consents. Alan is experienced in a variety of planning and enforcement appeals and inquiries, including pursuit of actions in the High Court and Privy Council.
Alan previously held senior positions at Tribal Group plc and Symonds Travers Morgan (now Capita Symonds), and is a former local authority Chief Planning Officer. He has advised and represented a number of large private sector clients including Tesco, Wates, Pearl Assurance/AMP Asset Management, Royal Albert Hall, National Grid, and numerous local authorities, NHS Health Trusts and Further Education colleges.
Alan also has extensive international planning experience, having advised the Government of Montserrat under technical co-operation arrangements with the Department for International Development, and completed assignments in Cambodia, Malta and Poland.
Alan has contributed to several major planning research commissions, including Effective Planning Services (RTPI, 1992) and the National Evaluation of Planning Performance Agreements (CLG/HCA, 2010). He is a member of the RICS isurv planning editorial board and regular contributor to the RICS Land Journal and Residential Property publications, and presenter at industry and CPD events.
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