Simon is a town planner with 17 years’ experience and specialises socio-economics and demographic studies.
Simon has extensive experience in preparing and managing objective studies into new settlements and large scale residential, commercial, and leisure developments.
Currently focusing on studies into objectively assessed needs (OAN) and local housing need (LHN) for housing, Simon has given evidence at local plan examinations based on these studies.
Simon undertakes bespoke studies looking at the socio-economic impact that development and business have on local communities, including analysis of demands on education, healthcare, open space and other community facilities. Also working alongside masterplanners to provide quantitative advice on the needs for social infrastructure to major developments, thereby promoting sustainable communities.
Simon undertakes assessments of five-year housing land supply for various clients across the country and advises on housing delivery through the local plan process.
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