Richard joined Origin3 in April 2022, and brings to the practice 28 years’ experience working in and leading Planning Policy teams in local authorities across England – most recently Cornwall Council and Plymouth City Council. He has led on highly successful and award-winning planning policy documents – including the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan, the Plymouth Plan, key elements of Plymouth’s Local Development Framework and most recently the Cornwall Climate Emergency DPD. He has expertise in all aspects of planning policy work including strategy development, policy interpretation, evidence base development and local plan process.
Richard brings a deep understanding of planning policy at all levels to Origin3. He is a specialist in strategic spatial planning, and understands how to use planning policy to bring forward high quality successful schemes that respond to local needs and aspirations. Richard has experience of producing written evidence for Local Plan Examinations and of giving evidence at Examinations and Inquiries. He can provide high quality advice on planning policy and processes to support private and public sector clients.
Richard believes that planning is a positive and proactive tool for creating great places for people and communities, and is looking forward to using his skills to help clients realise their aspirations.