Rob
Hopwood

Partner, Planning

Rob is a chartered town planner with nearly 30 years’ experience in the public and private sectors in the south east of England.

His work covers the full spectrum of planning legislation from site specific issues to strategy on planning new sustainable communities and regeneration projects, with special emphasis on the identification of strategic scale development opportunities including new settlements.

Rob advises on planning strategy and procedures to best promote a development proposal to permission/ allocation.

He also leads multi-disciplinary project teams to steer major development proposals through the planning process.

Prior to joining Bidwells in 2000 Rob worked for RPS, Chapman Warren Town Planning, Broxbourne Borough Council, Epsom and Ewell Borough Council and The London Borough of Lewisham.

  • Nearly 30 years' planning experience in Public and Private Sectors

  • In-depth knowledge of national and local planning policy and local planning authority personnel

  • Advising on planning strategy and procedures to best promote a development proposal to a successful outcome

  • Leading multi-disciplinary project teams to steer development through the planning system

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