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Ian Cansfield has headed up Cundall’s Planning Consultancy Team since 2007 and currently acts as lead Planning Consultant on a number of projects across the UK. Before joining Cundall, Ian had spent 12 years in both the public and private sector. He moved across from South Tyneside Council, where he managed the production of the Local Development Framework (one of the first to be adopted) along with co-ordinating housing renewal and urban design in his role as Spatial Planning Manager. Prior to that Ian also worked at Castle Morpeth Borough Council, Durham County Council and Sunderland City Council. His main areas of expertise include: Development control - planning applications, Appeals and Public Inquiry work, EIA, Planning policy issues, Regeneration, Housing Renewal, Economic Development, Community empowerment and engagement. Ian was Chair of the RTPI North East Region in 2006.
Juliet Joined Cundall in October 2011 to further develop our presence in London. She has had a number of years experience of working in Planning within London on a variety of Housing and regeneration and retail schemes. Most recently, Juliet has spent 3 years providing Planning Consultancy Services within the Leaside Regeneration Company.
Samantha joined Cundall in June 2013 to help assist the growing planning department. She graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st class honours degree in Planning and Development Surveying and was also awarded the Paul Simpson Prize for Best Overall Student. Her course included one years’ experience in a private practice.
Samantha has developed a knowledge base in the field of planning through her experience in working with a diverse range of projects and clients. Through this experience gained in the private sector, Samantha has developed a practical knowledge which includes; planning applications, planning policy issues, regeneration, EIA, community engagement, enforcement and listed building/ heritage planning. She has a particular interest in regeneration and community engagement.
Graham Garnham joined Cundall in 2006 to supplement the growing planning service provided by the company, alongside the introduction and stimulation of a broad range of work for the Transportation team. Graham came with over 26 years of relevant experience gained in the public sector, culminating in several years as a district council chief planning officer leading a multi-disciplinary department that included planning, regeneration, architecture, design and building control services. He currently works mainly on appeals, planning applications and policy matters related to development in the residential, retail, rural and conservation environments. He is actively involved in the RTPI North East Region as Honorary Treasurer.
Richard joined Cundall in January 2011 to help assist the growing planning department. Richard had spent one year working at Sanderson Weatherall during his work placement year as part of the Newcastle University Town Planning Degree and Diploma course. Richard has gained relevant experience through commercial and educational planning applications and has expertise in compiling feasibility studies and policy reviews.
Sarah Dyer joined Cundall in 2012 as a historic building specialist. Sarah is a qualified Town Planner and historic buildings advisor and came with around 15 years experience working in both the public and private sectors. Previously she was part of the multi-disciplinary project team that delivered HS1 and worked on St Pancras Station. More recently Sarah has been working for various local authorities helping them to deliver their building conservation service. Sarah's experience includes preparation of listed building applications, applications for conservation area consent, preparation of heritage statements, evidence at appeal and advice on design matters in the context of historic buildings. Sarah is currently one of the committee members on the northern branch of the IHBC. (Institute of Historic Building Conservation)
Cundall is a leading multidisciplinary practice of consulting engineers, able to holistically deliver the broad range of disciplines which including structural and civil engineering, building services and planning consultancy. We are a UK-based Practice founded in 1976, operating nationally from our six UK offices with over 400 staff. Internationally we have four Australian offices plus offices in UAE, Qatar, Spain, Poland, China, Singapore, Romania, Cyprus and Libya.
We seek to provide clients with the highest standards of technical execution and by contributing to the solution of wider project challenges, to go on to add value to their operations. Our sectorised approach means we are client-focused with dedicated teams to focus on serving clients' needs within the key sectors of Workplace, Retail, Education, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Residential, Infrastructure, Industrial and Law and Order.
Our Planning Service is one of our specialist services that are being developed and strengthened. Other specialist services include Environmental Impact Assessments, Transportation, Flood Risk Assessments, Ground Investigation,Lighting Assessments and Acoustics. This recognises the role that planning now plays in the wider development industry and the importance that the right planning approach is taken, to ensure the smooth process of projects through an increasingly complex planning system. We will explain the planning processes to you, keeping you abreast of the latest legislative changes, and advising you of the best way to progress. We also act as intermediaries, dealing with the local authorities on your behalf and negotiating with them should difficulties arise. Our knowledge and experience mean we know exactly what to do when, and who to talk to in order to get the answers you need, saving you time, money and effort.
Our strong track record for securing planning permission means whether you are a private individual, a small business or an international developer, we will work with you to help you achieve your vision.