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Bendlowes Road
Great Bardfield
Essex CM7 4RR


Geoff has extensive experience of strategic projects and policy formulation for private & public sector clients, and has many contacts (public and commercial) in the planning world.

In consultancy since 2006:

  • Local Plan/Core Strategy/Regional Plan Hearings
  • Planning Appeal Inquiries for major developments including urban extensions and mineral extraction
  • acting as expert witness at Court and Lands Chamber Hearings
  • providing strategic advice on development schemes

In Local Government:

  • member of Government working parties
  • chaired joint working parties for growth areas
  • the expansion of Stansted Airport
  • chaired the Essex Planning Officers Association for several years
  • major urban extensions at Harlow
  • the development of Stansted Airport
  • Waste and Mineral Plans
  • examination of the East of England Spatial Strategy