Director - GRC Planning Ltd
Chartered Town Planner BA(Hons) DMS MRTPI
I was most recently the Planning Director for a multi award-winning regional house builder, Sunnybanks Homes. I was primarily responsible for site layouts and well over 100 house designs which represented £70m worth of development. In 18 years, I never had a planning application refused.
Before that I was Head of Development Control in Plymouth City Council responsible for determining all the City’s planning applications, including Drake Circus, Langage Power Station, Drakes Island, Home Park and other major housing developments.
I have also been a Planning Consultant for the Plymouth Development Corporation and a Planning Director for a strategic land company operating throughout the South of England. My career has almost exactly been equally divided between the private and public sector, at senior management level, which has given me unparalleled experience of planning and development matters, particularly in Devon and Cornwall.
I have a reputation for getting results and for persistence and determination. If I believe there has been an injustice, I will fight for the cause no matter how large or how small. I am equally at home with a large housing project or a small complicated householder extension. Each will be as important to the client and, therefore, to me.
I am a Plymouth Argyle season ticket holder and I was chair of the Argyle Fans’ Trust during the difficult days of administration when the Club was fighting to survive. I am a qualified FA Coach. I have also been a Regional Member of the BBC Trust. I enjoy golf and coastal walks.