Mike is a chartered town planner with 14 years’ experience. He previously worked within the public sector and for the last five years in the private sector.
Mike has extensive experience of leading and managing a variety of major projects to secure planning permissions and development plan allocations and is highly skilled in negotiating complex issues on planning applications.
He advises developers and landowners on s106 obligations and community infrastructure levy and has overseen project management of complex urban infrastructure projects including large scale renewable energy schemes, new settlements and mixed-use urban extensions.
In a former role Mike was was appointed as principle planning officer for the delivery of the new town settlement of Northstowe in Cambridgeshire. Mikes post was funded by Gallagher Estates (joint applicants with the then HCA) through a Planning Performance Agreement. He was sucessful in unlocking the delivery of the primary infrastructure and first phase of 1,500 homes, enabling the future HCA land holdings for the remainder of the 8,500 homes to come forward, following 10 years of inactivity.
Mike managed the various stakeholder working groups including the promoters, HCA, Environment Agency, Anglian Water, local Parish Councils and the joint Development Control Committee Members for the District and County Councils.
dwellings consented/allocated since 2013
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