Richard has provided over 25 years of professional planning advice within the housebuilding, consultancy and local government fields. He has a pedigree of identifying and promoting strategic land options, as well as providing project management and planning advice for small to complex multi-use schemes. He also has an expertise in S.106 legal negotiations and housing land supply, and has appeared as an expert witness. Richard headed up planning policy and community service at East Dorset District Council, where he was instrumental in delivering a Core Strategy which included major changes to the Green Belt to enable the allocation of strategic housing and employment schemes. Richard is a keen sportsman, with a particular interest in tennis, where, as well as playing, he oversees the County LTA and is a representative on the National LTA Council.
Key areas of expertise:
Strategic land identification and promotion
Planning project management
Planning Policy, with a particular focus on housing, employment, transport and ecology
Housing Land Supply
Planning and legal negotiations