Rob has over 15 years’ private sector consultancy experience. This includes managing a wide range of successful planning applications and the preparation and presentation of appeals. He is an accomplished Expert Witness at Inquiry.
Rob specialises in the retail, leisure, residential and commercial sectors and has led large mixed-use schemes for a number of private sector clients across the UK and Europe. This work includes initial site finding exercises, the preparation of detailed census-based assessments, application discussions with local planning authorities and project realisation.
He has also produced a number of district-wide retail, leisure and hotel studies for local authorities throughout the UK, as well as conducting peer review audit work on behalf of a number of authorities.
His recent clients include Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Travelodge and LPC Living, the City of London Police, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Thornsett Group Plc and Titan Property. In addition, Rob has also worked with a range of regular local authority clients including Wakefield MBC, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire District Council and Bassetlaw District Council.
Rob is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.