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Geoff Smith Director of Planning

What they say

"Geoff has provided a very professional and positive approach to the promotion of our major strategic site on land North of Horsham, both through the plan-making process, and in progressing planning applications and the environmental impact assessment."

Derek Lloyd, Associate Director Development Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd (2015)

Geoff is a Director of Planning with more than 35 years town and country planning experience. His successful track record includes planning advice on major residential and commercial development projects. The advice relates both to the promotion of schemes through plan-making process, as well as the preparation and submission of planning applications.

He has an excellent understanding of the environmental issues, and has coordinated the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments for residential, leisure and mixed use schemes.

He is also an experienced expert witness, in relation to planning appeals and local plan examinations.

Geoff has worked for local planning authorities in Sussex, Berkshire and Hampshire. He has also worked for a national housebuilder, as well as for planning, and environmental contractors.

Geoff has a diploma in Estate Management and is also a planning lecturer at Kingston University

Notable cases

Recent experience includes the submission of representations on Local Development Documents on behalf of house builders and land owners.

Geoff's memberships and associations

  • Member of Royal Town Planning Institute; Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

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