- Unit Head
- Head of Planning Consultancy
Stephen leads the consultancy division of the Planning and Environment Group and advises on all aspects of Town and Country Planning. He acts for a wide range of commercial, public authority and private clients and has extensive experience in working in both the public and private sectors.
His principal work is strategy focused and includes acting as lead consultant for clients in major development projects and appeals and liaising directly with decision-takers, primary stakeholders and communities. Stephen is recognised for his specialist areas including strategy advice, development control and policy issues, expert opinion in contractual disputes, applications and appeals evidence, project co-ordination, reports and appraisals for development proposals, local authority liaison and arbitration.
In their words
"My biggest and most rewarding investment is always in people and especially the clients, consultants, communities and decision-takers that collide in the majority of the bespoke and adversarial planning work I am involved with. The dynamic and often partisan context of my work provides a platform for identifying and managing aspirations and driving clients' businesses forward via clear strategy direction and intelligently driven solutions."