Having begun his career in Development Management departments of Local Authorities in Oxford, Stratford and Warwick, Ed joined Barton Willmore in 2017. Working across numerous industry sectors, his understanding of the public sector, elected members and the need for proactive engagement informs all his planning strategy approaches, and as a result he has established a strong relationship with many local authorities across the West Midlands.
Working within the industrial sector specifically in recent years, Ed has led planning applications for projects at a variety of scales, promoting sites through the local plan and securing outline and detailed permissions. Success has often relied upon his keenness to work with the client and wider consultancy team on projects from London and Heathrow to Coventry, to develop a narrative from proposals that demonstrates need and benefits for a local area, in tandem with key consultees, and while all the time ensuring a consistently commercial approach.
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