Andrew joined DWD in October 2017 as a Senior Planner. He is a chartered town planner with 9 years of experience as a planning practitioner in the private sector, including five years in New Zealand. His experience spans all sectors of planning and has advised housebuilders, developers, landowners, local authorities, education institutions, private companies and higher net worth individuals.
Andrew specialises in the co-ordination of multi-disciplinary project teams, and the preparation and negotiation of all types of planning applications with particular experience of securing permissions for residential and mixed use developments. He is happy to lead or integrate with project teams.
Andrew’s approach is to combine sound land use planning evidence with good design/place-making, sustainability, and commercial/deliverability considerations as a means of informing/challenging policy and achieving value for his clients. Underpinning his approach is an appreciation of national/local political drivers and the importance of maintaining effective working relationships with planning authorities.
Colindale Gardens (Former Peel Centre), Colindale: Andrew has acted for Redrow with the implementation of a hybrid planning permission for the redevelopment of a 29 hectare former Metropolitan Police Service training centre site for 2,900 homes, a neighbourhood centre (up to 10,000m2 of commercial floorspace and a major food store), and primary school. Andrew provided strategic planning advice, led liaison with the LB Barnet and managed numerous Reserved Matters applications, minor material (s73) and non-material amendment (s96a) applications, and the phased discharge of planning conditions.
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC): On behalf of MOPAC, Andrew obtained full planning permission for a new driver training facility for the Metropolitan Police on a landlocked site in North London. Andrew led a team of multi-disciplinary consultants from inception of the project to the grant of permission, including the preparation and management of the planning application and negotiation of the Section 106 Agreement.
- Retail and Commercial
- Education and Community
- Infrastructure and Energy
- Planning appraisals and strategy advice to inform investment/divestment decisions
- Preparation and management of planning and listed building applications
- Amendments to consents/schemes
- Planning appeals
- Public and stakeholder consultation/engagement
- Negotiating and discharging planning conditions and S106 obligations
- Strategic land promotion
- Presentation to design panels and Committee
- CIL advice