Mark is Head of Planning for Bidwells in Scotland and based in our Perth office. With 30 years’ experience working in local government and the planning consultancy sector, he has a sound knowledge of all development management and policy related matters.
Mark is a Chartered Town Planner and joined Bidwells in January 2019. His career began with Perth & Kinross Council where he studied part time to gain an HNC in Planning, followed by an MSc in Urban & Regional Planning at Strathclyde University whilst employed as a planning technician. After graduating, he was appointed as a Planning Officer for the Strathearn area in Perth & Kinross Council.
He then joined Turley Associates in Edinburgh in 1998 as a Senior Planner before being promoted to Associate Director.
In January 2005 Mark set up his own company, MBM Planning & Development, operating as a sole practitioner on behalf of private individuals, house builders, private estates, property development companies and retailers.
Mark has represented a range of clients at written representation appeals, local review bodies, hearings and public inquiries as well as development plan hearings throughout Scotland. He was also employed on a part time basis by Aberdeenshire Council as their designated independent Planning Adviser to the Council’s Local Review Body (LRB).
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