Richard is a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has over 20 year’s experience in Development Management with local planning authorities. Most recently he has gained extensive experience working in Buckinghamshire, and particularly enjoys dealing with schemes in Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Richard also spent a year working in the planning system of Victoria, Australia.
He has expanded his planning knowledge into related issues including heritage, employment and community facilities and also has an excellent record with planning appeals, particularly written representations and hearings.
He has a wide understanding of the development process and this helps him find positive outcomes and solutions throughout the pre-application and application processes. He is also effective at negotiating and engaging with community groups.