Neighbourhood Planning

Parish councils across Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Swindon, Cotswolds, Shropshire

Full NDP support including preparation of vision and objectives, advice on evidence gathering, preparation of policies,  site allocation, negotiation with planning officers and land owners, preparation of all supporting documents.

Planning advisor

Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd.

Planning support to major Swindon employer.

Representation of local council opposition against Borough Council

Wootton Parish Council

Working with parish council who object to a borough council planning application for a large-scale warehousing development contrary to local plan policy.

Planning Advisor

Community First Oxfordshire

Working with a range of local councils across Oxfordshire to hone and develop their NDP policies and evidence base.

Planning Training

Shropshire Association of Local Councils

Planning training (introduction to planning) for a range of councils in Shropshire.

Planning Inquires

Save Our Lanes; Long Wittenham Council

Providing professional planning support in planning appeals on behalf of local communities.

National planning trainer

Society of Local Council Clerks

SLCC’s main trainer in planning and planning negotiation for Local Councils.

Member workshop on developer contributions

Cricklade Town Council

Coached Members of the planning committee in ways to speak directly with local developers in order to secure necessary local infrastructure.

"Negotiate a better outcome in planning" - training for parish and town councils

Various County Associations and Local Councils

Focused training for Parish  and Town Council Clerks and Councillors in how to negotiate their community’s position with developers and planning departments using the Harvard Negotiation method.

"Town Planning from a Parish and Town Council Perspective"

Various County Associations and Local Councils

Training programme for Parish and Town Council Clerks and Councillors outlining the basics of English Town Planning from their perspective.

Planning statement

Cirencester Town Council

Comprehensive planning statement to act as Town Council’s basis for detailed negotiation on emerging local plan policies, major planning proposal for an urban extension of 2,300 homes, and basis for consideration of a neighbourhood plan based on intensive community consultation.

Parish Council responses to local plan consultation

Tetbury and Cirencester Town Councils

Undertook local stakeholder analysis and proposed planning-led responses to local plan consultation on development strategy and strategic site allocation.

Our Future Cirencester

Cirencester Town Council

Updated and wrote original community plan for Cirencester (Our Future Cirencester).  This ambitious set of 16 projects have made a noticable difference to the town and were delivered in partnership between the town council and local people.  Our Future Cirencester

Support for major waste tender

Hills Waste Solutions

Provided project support in preparation of major tendering process including writing and design of parts of bid.

Repair Academy

Hills Waste Solutions, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, Community First, KFR, Waste Not Want Not

Conceived and established a unique partnership between the community sector and a waste management company in Wiltshire.  The Repair Academy diverts reusable materials from household recycling centres, delivers training to young people (NEETS) and keeps low price quality goods  circulating in the local economy.  Repair Academy on facebook

Business Continuity Plan

Hills Waste Solutions

Worked with all teams and sites to devise a robust approach to managing severe business disruption.

IT rollout to transport fleet

Hills Waste Solutions

Rolled out hand-held delivery tracking devices across the transport fleet.

Technical Services Manager

Hills Waste Solutions

Responsible for health, safety, environment, quality, town planning and business improvement (ISO 9001 and 14001, OHSAS 18001), business continuity plans for all sites, performance development and management programme, annual appraisal process, “Year of Health and Safety” campaign, rewrote website, customer-facing reporting, won Wiltshire Business of the Year awards.

Planning permission for Amesbury Waste Transfer Station

Hills Waste Solutions

Oversaw planning permission for a 40,000 tpa recyclables management facility and waste transfer station.

Planning permission for Porte Marsh Materials Recovery Facility

Hills Waste Solutions

Oversaw planning permission for a 20,000 tpa plastic and card recycling facility, including S73 variations and successful planning appeal.

Non-Salaried Planning Inspector

Planning Inspectorate

Acted as a planning inspector.

Director of Development Services

Cotswold District Council

Responsible for development control, conservation, building control and land charges.

Head of Minerals and Waste Planning

Surrey County Council

Responsible for forward planning, development control, administration and enforcement of minerals, waste and county development applications.

Cirencester Green Spaces Strategy

Cirencester Town Council

Worked with a group of local professional volunteers to produce a comprehensive green spaces strategy for the town – this has been implemented by the Town Council and other fundraising activities such as the Hare Festival.Cirencester Green Spaces Strategy

Member training for District and Town Councils

Various County, District and Parish Councils

Delivered training in-house and as a consultant on a range of subjects including town planning

Port Development Strategy

Port of London Authority

Wrote the PLA’s first development strategy which stopped the redevelopment of London’s wharves as housing. See abstract from article in Transport Planning: abstract (2001)

ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001

Hills Waste Solutions

Responsible for team that delivered ISOs and handled internal management issues.

Senior Local Government Manager KPI reporting

Cotswold District Council and Surrey County Council Public and Private sector

Excellent understanding of how Local Government thinks!
Wrote numerous internal and external reports on performance and outputs. Set meaningful metrics.

Website development

Hills Waste Solutions and Cirencester Town Council

Designed and wrote significant portions of two large organisations’ and

Peer review of a controversial planning decision

Addison Associates

Reviewed how a council handled a controversial planning permission and made recommendations to the Executive Director.

Change manager in complex settings

Surrey County Council; Cotswold District Council; Hills Waste Solutions

Delivered numerous complex change programmes and restructures.