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Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 7 Planners, Lawyers and Policy Makers of Outstanding Ability
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Chaired by: David Brock Director, David Brock Consulting
David's projects include Canary Wharf, King’s Cross and the East Kettering Urban Extension. He writes the influential David Brock Planning Blog.
Answered by: Simon Drummond-Hay Director, HDH Planning and Development
Simon helped to prepare PAS's Technical Guidance on Assessing Housing Need. He is actively advising on CIL and Local Plan Viability Studies. He is a former Director of Northern Homes.
Answered by: Sue Bridge Director, Sue Bridge Consulting
Sue is Chair of the RTPI Board of Trustees (though her views will be her own). She is former Head of Planning for Northampton Borough Council and was Director of Planning for Bellway Homes.
C2 or C3
Answered by: Mark Beard of 6 Pump Court
Mark is "a rising star of the planning bar." "His advocacy skills and tactical nous at inquiry are excellent." He regularly acts for third parties, developers and local planning authorities.
Answered by: Matthew Spry Senior Director, Lichfields
Matthew is an expert in housing and local economic growth. Projects include securing an allocation for 3,500 homes at Long Marston Airfield. He advised the DCLG Local Plans Group.
CIL and SIO6
Answered by: Anthony Lee Head of Development, BNP Paribas Real Estate
Anthony advised 60 local authorities on the viability of CIL and the consequent ability of residential schemes to provide affordable housing and other planning obligations.
Space and amenity standards
Answered by: Matthew Johnson Director of Planning, Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning
Matthew has delivered a new specialist care facility in Oxfordshire and, most recently, planning permission for a total of 190 bedrooms in care homes across the UK.
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