daniel gender sherry
Principal Planner

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

Daniel is a senior 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 specialises in advising national, regional and local clients on all aspects of development from the submission of planning, listed building and advertisement consent applications to development appraisals.

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 recently shared his Garden Settlement expertise to an audience of 50 in Bristol on behalf of a National Law firm.

Recent projects:


Successfully secured al fresco dining and drinking areas for national pub chains and restaurants in Central London, and beyond,
● Azzurri (Ask & Zizzi)
● Bryon
● Pizza Express
● Stonegate Pub Company
● Novus Leisure
● Fitness First Gyms:


Conducted site due diligence on over 60 gyms across the UK, involving pro-active engagement with over 20 different Local Planning Authorities.



Work involves apprising a major residential proposal in the South of England for one of Oxford’s leading College’s.

Residential Developments: 

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.

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