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Telephone: 01962 715770
Telephone: 01962 715770
Andy obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from Coventry University and a diploma in Urban Planning at Oxford Brookes University. He is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1994. Andy has over 25 years professional planning experience, having previously worked in local planning and development management at Test Valley Borough Council. Andy covers a wide range of town and country planning issues with a particular focus on rural issues - particularly country houses, planning design, planning law and appeals. Andy joined the Practice in 1997 and became a Director in 2001. He is also the Company Secretary.
Ian holds a BA degree in Town Planning from South Bank Polytechnic and is a Chartered Town Planner having been elected a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 1982. Ian joined the Practice in September 2005 and is a Director. He has over 40 years professional experience in the public sector, principally in development management but also in the preparation of development plans and supplementary planning advice. In his time with District Councils in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey he was involved with all aspects of the development process including planning appeals, enforcement and as an expert witness in planning inquiries. As a head of service he was also responsible for development teams and major development projects and has been undertaking such work for local authority clients.
Ian undertakes all aspects of development planning for private and public clients including development appraisals, submission of applications, enforcement and appeals.
Ian was a member of the Town and Country Planning Summer School organising team for ten years.
Ian has a Planning Degree from Trent Polytechnic and over 25 years experience in local government. He is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1994. He joined the practice in January 2008 and became a director in June 2010.
He has worked with three City and Borough Planning Authorities in Hampshire including six years as a team leader managing area teams. He was involved with all aspects of the development process including planning appeals, enforcement and as an expert witness in planning inquiries.
Ian undertakes all aspects of development planning for private and public clients including development appraisals, submission of applications, enforcement and appeals. He is also the point of contact for work in the London area.
Ian also has a Diploma in Management Studies and extensive experience in analysing planning systems including database management, GIS and document management.
Neil joined the Practice in November 2014 and has a Diploma in Town Planning and BSc Hons Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of Wales. He is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 2002. Prior to joining the Practice, Neil was the Enforcement Manager for Winchester City Council and worked for other local authorities in Hampshire and Somerset in a planning career spanning 19 years. He has detailed professional knowledge of the planning enforcement system and dealing with cases at appeal as an expert witness through Hearings and Inquiries and in the Courts. Neil undertakes all aspects of development planning for private and public clients including development appraisals, submission of planning applications, enforcement and appeals.
Lynne has a Geography degree from Durham University and a Masters Degree in Town and Regional Planning from Sheffield University. She was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1985 and the RICS in 1988. Lynne has more than 30 years of professional experience, mainly in private practice working on a range of major development projects.
She joined the Practice as a Consultant Planner in 2005 and works principally on major projects.
Kim joined the Practice in October 2007 having completed a Masters Degree in Development Planning at The University of Reading. Prior to full-time study as a mature student, Kim gained more than 20 years valuable work and life experience through her previous career in hospital administration and her role as a part-time fire-fighter in her spare time. She uses her previous vocational experience and professional education to inform her role as a Planner in handling her own case work and assisting other members of the Practice.
Kim has an excellent knowledge of rural planning issues.
Steve has a First Class BA Honours degree in Architecture from Plymouth University, a postgrad Diploma in Architectural Conservation and holds a Certificate of architectural professional practice.
Steve has a 17 year working career background in architecture having worked for a number of architectural, planning and surveying practices and for himself. He joined the Practice in May 2016 and provides our in-house design and plan drawing service.
Steve is proficient in the use of CAD programmes and related media and brings his technical and design skills to bear on client instructions. He also undertakes site and building survey work and submissions for Building Regulation approval.
Alex joined the Practice in September 2007, having attained a BSc (Joint Hons) degree in Geography and Urban Planning from Birmingham University in 2006. She then went to gain planning experience with Lennon Planning in Southampton while studying for a Certificate in Spatial Planning at Oxford Brookes which she passed with distinction and completed an MSc in Spatial Planning in 2010. Alex is a Chartered Town Planner having been elected a Member of the RTPI in 2012.
Alex has built up a good understanding of rural planning issues and is a Planner within the Practice providing advice and working for clients across the spectrum of town planning.
Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Working from Home
Conservation Areas, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation
AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments
Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design
Distribution and Warehousing, Offices
Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action
Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes
Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing
Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Waste Disposal
Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans
Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Public Inquiries
Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Waste Local Plans
Land use, Spatial planning
Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling
Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements
Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals
Elected Member Training
Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres
Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Marinas, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Theme Parks, Tourism
Car Parks, Ports, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Travel Plans
Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases
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|Chartered Town Planners||6|
Southern Planning Practice Ltd is an independent professional town planning consultancy.
The Practice was established in 1994 by Chris Corcoran and has been in existence for over 20 years. The Practice incorporated as a limited company in 1999. We offer a wide range of urban and rural town and country planning services, including an in-house design and plan drawing service and direct instruction of Counsel at London and local Chambers.
Our town planners have extensive professional experience in both private and public sectors, especially in Hampshire and the South of England.
The Practice has a well-developed client base, a reputation for professionalism, and excellent contacts.
We maintain close and constructive working relationships with local authorities and public sector professionals.
The Practice is retained as national planning consultants to the British Marine Federation (BMF).
For more information about us and our services please go to 'www.southernplanning.co.uk'.