Tom Carpen

Planning Associate


Tom joined Barton Willmore in 2017 and is a qualified Town Planner with over 15 years’ experience in strategic energy and infrastructure planning.

Prior to this, Tom spent eight years as Team Leader for the Energy and Transport teams at the Planning Inspectorate, leading the case teams on a range of complex DCO projects in the energy, transport and business & commercial sectors. Tom was responsible for guiding the projects through pre-application and examination and as such offers a unique insight into the inner-workings of the process. At PINS, he had a track record of building strong project teams and bringing different parties around the table to tackle challenging issues ahead of examination. Tom retains strong links with the Inspectorate.

He also had a key role in the development and implementation of London’s energy policies whilst at the Greater London Authority working with two of the Capital’s Mayors. 

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