Richard
Butler

Associate, Planning

Richard has over 10 years’ professional planning experience, in both the public and private sectors and has been a Chartered MRTPI since 2010.

Richard has knowledge and experience in large scale residential, commercial and mixed use developments, from site appraisal and pre-application, through to application and construction stage. He has experience in managing and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary project teams.

He joined Bidwells in January 2015 after seven years with Dacorum Borough Council, where he had a management role in the major projects team leading on key regeneration projects for the borough. He also held a key role in the Corporate Regeneration Group.

Richard will be developing the planning division in the St Albans office. He will be working closely with the residential development team to offer a complete service to perspective land purchasers and developers.

He has developed a detailed understanding of planning legislation and the development control process, and manages a diverse caseload of planning application.

  • Provision of strategic advice and development appraisals
  • Identification of development opportunities and planning constraints
  • Promotion of clients' land through the development plan process
  • Clients include house builders, developers, landowners and public authorities
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications and appeals
  • Coordinates the preparation of S106 legal agreements
  • Project management of major planning applications
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