David is an independent Chartered Surveyor (RICS qualified 1975), a Fellow of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association with a busy practice based in Lewes, East Sussex. His main areas of expertise are Planning, Development and providing Expert advice to support litigation and planning appeals.
David specialises in the more complex planning and enforcement cases when he gives experienced advice, prepares planning applications/planning appeals and provides supporting evidence as part of the planning team. He regularly works with planning Lawyers and Barristers and has direct access to London and Provincial Chambers.
His varied planning workload includes making Planning, Listed Building and Lawful Development Certificate applications, arguing the case for occupational rural dwellings, lodging planning appeals, preparing applications under the General Permitted Development Order and the removal of agricultural occupancy conditions. He advises individuals and community groups in their objections to developments that impact on their residential and neighbourhood amenity.
David is experienced Single and Joint Expert having given, as an example, evidence in the High Court on the values of Wild Boar where he was described by the Judge as being “the best sort of Expert Witness”. He is regularly instructed in cases where he can call on over 35 years of practical and professional experience.