daniel gender sherry
Principal Planner

Daniel has over seven years’ experience in private and public sector planning and planning enforcement roles, including assessment of sensitive developments within a National Park.  

Daniel is a principal planner working within the Oxford office planning team on projects at both local and national level.

Before moving to Bidwells, Daniel worked as a planning officer for Havant Borough Council and, more recently, for both Winchester City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. Projects included the provision of new residential and commercial developments.

Daniel skills include advising national, regional and local clients on all aspects of development from the submission of planning, listed building and advertisement consent applications to mixed use development appraisals. He has specialist knowledge in the food, drink and leisure sector as well as defending developers and operators against enforcement action.

Daniel is an active member of the RTPI Young Planners Association and regularly attends Barrister led, round table discussions on topical planning news and legislation updates.

Daniel has previously shared his Garden Settlement expertise to an audience of 50 delegates in Bristol on behalf of a National Law firm.

Recent projects

  • Residential Developments:
    - Project lead on the country’s most advanced permaculture farm and NPPF Para 79 dwelling
    - Project lead on the provision of 5 ultra-luxurious and ecologically sustainable dwellings in South Cambridgeshire. This site is out of settlement and sits adjacent to a SSSI
    - Proficient in undertaking bespoke countryside residential site appraisals and strategising full planning applications under NPPF para 79 housing applications
  • Preparation and submission of various residential planning applications for the creation of new units, including change of use throughout the UK. A sympathetic, but comprehensive, understanding of heritage issues has allowed work on sites within conservation areas and in the vicinity of Listed Buildings

  • Successfully secured, al fresco dining and drinking areas for national pub chains and restaurants in Central London, and beyond, including:
    - Stonegate Pub Company
    - Brunning & Price
    - Azzurri Group (Ask, Zizzi and Coco Di Mama)
    - Pizza Express
    - Inception Group
  •  Successfully secured Listed Building Consent on both Grade II and Grade II* buildings in respect of full refurbishments for national pub chains and restaurants in the leisure sector
  • Playboy London:
    - Successfully secured consent for a full external refurbishment including external terraces at the famous Park Lane casino

  • Secured extended hours of use at late night clubs and bars across London

  • Successfully defended planning applications at appeal in London and Oxford as well as advising on successful planning enforcement strategies

  • Oxford:
    - Work involves appraising a major residential proposal in the South of England for one of Oxford’s leading College’s.
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