John joined Iceni’s Planning Team in December 2017, following over 12 years experience in the private sector for CgMs Consulting and RPS. John holds a Bachelors degree in Architecture and Town Planning from the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Extensive experience has been gained from a wide breadth of projects from intricate, small scale schemes to large urban development projects and John has a proven ability to provide quality advice on the full range of consultancy services from feasibility to completion including, where necessary, through the appeal process. Projects have been undertaken nationwide, covering a spectrum of planning, environmental, heritage and political factors.
Range of experience covers residential, commercial and mixed use developments, Local Plan site promotions and allocations, as well as a good understanding of the Neighbourhood Plan process. John has notable knowledge of retail developments ranging from out of town bulky goods schemes to small format convenience goods stores, having advised a national food retailer on planning matters for over 10 years.
Consultancy services are provided to international retailers, property funds, volume housebuilders and student accommodation providers, as well as urban developers looking to maximise opportunities. Advice is provided regarding traditional development opportunities as well as portfolio and asset optimisation, seeking to advise on the most commercial and realistic outcome for clients.
Time has been spent seconded to developers providing in-house planning advice on a range of issues covering both strategic planning and development control proposals.