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 but covering the Country. His main areas of expertise are Town and Country Planning.
David relies on experience gained over 40 years to specialise in the more complex planning and enforcement cases where he not only provides advice, guidance and evidence in relation to planning applications and planning appeals but also supports planning Lawyers and Barristers in all aspects of planning, including Judicial Review.
David’s varied clients at any one time may include farmers and equestrian businesses, private clients, schools, family trusts, property professionals and lawyers in their quest for a successful planning outcome.
David is not only a “Poacher”: he is frequently asked to be be a “Gamekeeper” by those objecting to development proposals that adversely impact on the amenity of individuals or local communities.
David is an experienced Single and Joint Expert under the Civil Procedure Rules having, as an example, given evidence in the High Court where he was described by the Judge as being “the best sort of Expert Witness”.