Jonathan recently joined the team at DWD and has over 18 years planning experience. For the last 10 years, he has been seconded to major infrastructure projects, working on their preparation, submission, examination and delivery.
Jonathan started his career as a planning officer in local government before moving into private practice in 2008 where he worked on a range of projects, including Crossrail and a number of residential and industrial schemes as well as drafting of Local Plan policy on behalf of a local borough council.
In 2011 Jonathan was seconded to Thames Tideway Tunnel and spent the next 10 years on major infrastructure programmes in the waste water, aviation and highway sectors. He has been involved in all stages of the DCO process and specialises in formulating effective planning strategies, managing stakeholder relationships and articulating robust needs cases in response to challenging policy requirements.
Jonathan excels in building collaborative working relationships both in-house and across the spectrum of stakeholders and has an intimate understanding of the consenting regimes in both the Town and Country Planning Act (1990) and the Planning Act (2008).
More recently Jonathan has been working on a number of solar and renewable energy schemes across the UK, delivering feasibility studies, preparing applications and negotiating with local authorities.
- Infrastructure and Energy