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Michael Williams Planning

Sole Practitioner & Associated Consultants | www.michaelwilliamsplanning.com

2 Cranmer Court
Ely Road
Llandaff
Cardiff
Cardiff
CF5 2JD

Telephone: 07866 485657
Fax: 
Mobile: 07866.485657
Contact: Mr Michael Williams

Email: info@michaelwilliamsplanning.com

Website: www.michaelwilliamsplanning.com

Cardiff

2 Cranmer Court
Ely Road
Llandaff
Cardiff
Cardiff
CF5 2JD

Telephone: 07866 485657
Fax: 
Mobile: 07866.485657
Contact: Mr Michael Williams

Email: info@michaelwilliamsplanning.com

Mr Michael Williams BSc(Hons). DipTP. MRTPI. MCIHT.  [ E-mail ]

Qualified in Town Planning at the University of Wales, Cardiff
... BSc(Hons), plus post grad Diploma in Town Planning.
Also Member of Chartered Inst. of Highways and Transportation.


First part of career was in local government, commencing in 1974:
. Town Planner/ Senior Planner at St Albans District, Herts
. Senior/ Principal Planner at London Borough of Tower Hamlets
. Head of Special Projects at London Borough of Hillingdon.


Appointed as Associate, later Senior Associate, at Lennon Planning in Windsor
... from 1983 - 1989.


Appointed as Planning Manager at IRH Consulting, with offices at Reading, West London, and Northampton
... from 1989 - 1992


Appointed as Senior Advisor London to Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project
... from 1993 - 1994


Appointed as Planning and Strategic Land Manager at Linden Homes
... from 1994 - 1996


Appointed as Associate at Horne Planning Consultancy/ Covent Garden
... from 1996 - 1997


Appointed as Planning and Strategic Land Manager at Prowting Homes PLC
... from 1997 - 1999 (2000 dwellings per annum)


Appointed as national Director of Strategic Land and Planning at Prowting PLC
... from 1999 - June 2002 (2,500 dwellings per annum)


Principal of own town planning and land consultancy from June 2002 to the present


Agriculture

Development Applications, Diversification, Option Agreements, Planning & Development

Business

Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, Offices

Countryside & Environment

Green Belt, Tree Preservation Orders

Design

Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Enforcement

Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Nursing Homes

Housing

Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing

Legal

Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation

Research

Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals

Retail

Change of Use, Shops

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Golf Courses, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Restaurants

Transport

Car Parks, Railways, Roads

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      1
Chartered Town Planners      1
Turnover      n.a
Year Project Value      n.a.

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Experience and Commitment

Planning consultancy established in May 2002. Michael Williams qualified in Town & Country Planning at the University of Wales and is a Member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institution of Highways & Transportation.

His professional experience began in 1974, leading to 10 years' local government service, including Head of Special Projects at Hillingdon Borough. Senior appointments followed in planning consultancies in Windsor, Reading, Northampton, and West London. Subsequently Michael Williams worked as an advisor on the Channel Tunnel/London Rail Link, and was later recruited as Land & Planning Director at a national housebuilding company.

As sole practitioner clients have the assurance that their project or concern is in the hands of a committed senior professional, with over 30 years experience.

Recent Clients

  • MJF Group
  • Slough Borough Council
  • Options Infrastructure
  • Generation Land
  • The Green Room School
  • Amberleigh Homes
  • David Wilson Homes
  • Bloor Homes
  • Campsie & Co
  • Cassidy Construction
  • Cavendish Construction
  • Churchgate Homes
  • Clarendon Corporate Apartments
  • Ellison Landscaping
  • Foster Willis Architects
  • Gibson Homes
  • John Strand & Co
  • Lavender Homes
  • Lexington Developments
  • Lunnon Agriculture
  • Millgate Homes
  • Penn Design Ltd
  • Pike Smith & Kemp
  • Sandown Design
  • Shadowgrade Developments
  • The Royal Berkshire Polo Club
  • The Saint Leonard's Hill Residents Association
  • Tom Gallagher Van Centres
  • TPA Architects
  • AE Tuition
  • Willows Nurseries
  • Horizon Land

Geographical Coverage

Generally within a 25 mile radius of the Cardiff Office, although time is split with projects in the South East. (07866 485657)

Expertise

  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Planning Law & Procedures
  • Land Appraisals
  • Site Potential
  • Option Agreements
  • Design Statements
  • Housing Layouts
  • Representations to Local Development Frameworks
  • Committee Presentations
  • Public Consultations
  • Section 106 Negotiations
  • Planning Objections

Recent Successes

  • 49 houses - East Sussex
  • 54 houses - Seaford
  • 14 houses - Egham
  • 14 apartments - City of London
  • 36 flats - Maidenhead
  • 10,000 sq ft industrial unit - Bucks farm diversification
  • £41,000 reduction in Section 106 Contributions - Berkshire
  • 12 houses - Winnersh
  • 6 houses - Wokingham
  • 2 x 7-bed houses - Bourne End
  • 3 detached houses - Henley on Thames
  • 25 apartments - West Kensington