Mark is an accomplished planner with extensive experience. He leads the planning team at JSA. During 30 years in local government he has led on development management, policy, heritage, enforcement, building control, countryside management, town centres and economic development.

He has overseen many large scale, complex and sensitive developments in Surrey, Kent and Sussex and guided them through the planning process.  With good strategic insight he has an excellent understanding of the planning process.  He can therefore advise clients on the art of the possible and lead them with confidence to optimise the opportunities that a site affords.

He is a commercially aware planning professional with a commitment to good design and enhancing the environment.

Mark is experienced in working in the political domain and, with his calm and pragmatic approach, is able to negotiate excellent outcomes. He is an effective negotiator, a persuasive presenter with sound judgement and good strategic awareness.