Jon is a chartered town planner with more than 18 years’ experience in urban design and planning consultancy. As a CABE Built Environment Expert and member of the Placemaking Leadership Council he brings to his work a thorough understanding of the planning process with sensitivity to design and masterplanning.

Jon has excellent practical experience of neighbourhood planning, of running engagement exercises, preparing evidence and drafting policy.  He has also been at the forefront of neighbourhood planning research and best practice, including case studies prepared for Defra and DCLG, nationwide and London based surveys drawing out lessons, sticky issues and good practice.  Furthermore, he manages the neighbourhood planning group on LinkedIn which has in excess of 3,000 members, and is a regular commentator on and contributor to neighbourhood planning articles in the professional press.

Jon also has strong experience in strategic and spatial policy, having led on the production of Area Action Plans, Supplementary Planning Documents, consultation exercises and technical policy documents to support and guide the evolution of the Local Plan process. This includes the production of town centre frameworks, growth strategies, development potential assessments and public realm proposals.