Planning Prospects Team

Planning Prospects have a team of professionally qualified planners working for the Directors of the company.

Jason Tait

Jason Tait, MRTPI

Director

Jason is the founding Director of Planning Prospects with over 25 years of planning experience.  He advises on all aspects of planning with major on-going projects in the retail, residential, employment and leisure sectors and particular expertise in urban regeneration and mixed use development.

Jason’s expertise extends across a broad range of planning and development sectors, with extensive experience and expertise in planning and development assessment, advising on the potential of development sites together with running and managing complex teams of professional advisors in order to evaluate, respond to and deliver viable and valuable planning permissions.

Key skills:

  • Planning and development advice
  • Project management of multi disciplinary teams in the delivery of implementable planning permissions
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning permissions, listed building and conservation area consents
  • Housing and Employment Land Supply Assessments
  • Expert Witness (Development Plan, Section 78 Public Inquiries and Road Closure Orders)
  • Planning Obligation negotiations
  • Strategic Land Promotion
  • Development Plan Representations and Examination Appearances

jason.tait@planningprospects.co.uk
07771 976 797
01562 734090

Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes, MRTPI

Director

Robert has considerable experience in planning and development consultancy, conducting numerous projects for national and regional private sector clients, and Local Authorities, dealing with property and land holdings, and strategic issues, nationwide.

He has gained over twenty years’ experience in planning, conducting instructions ranging from advising on major mixed use developments to town centre assessments, retail studies, investment analysis, market research, and promoting a wide variety of schemes across a range of sectors.  He also specialises in the application of Geographical Information Systems to the property arena.

Key skills:

  • Planning strategy advice
  • Project management
  • Appointment and management of multi disciplinary teams
  • Preparation and submission of applications across all sectors and scales of development
  • Negotiation through to securing planning permissions, listed building and conservation area consents
  • Retail Planning (sequential / impact tests, town centre studies, strategic advice, public sector consultancy, policy advice)
  • Expert Witness (Development Plan, CPO and Section 77 / Section 78 inquiries)
  • Geographical Information Systems

robert.barnes@planningprospects.co.uk
07881 772 275
01562 734090

Chris Dodds

Chris Dodds, MRTPI

Associate Director

Chris is an Associate Director of Planning Prospects and has over 12 years’ experience in planning, advising clients on all aspects including residential, retail, employment and leisure sectors, co-ordinating and submitting planning applications and planning appeals.  Chris is day to day involved in justifying planning permissions whether through negotiations with Local Planning Authorities or giving Expert evidence at Planning Inquiries.  His expertise has led to delivery of viable and valuable planning permissions to clients across the Country.

Key skills:

  • Planning strategy advice
  • Project management of multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of implementable planning permissions
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning permissions, listed building and conservation area consents
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of Road Closure Orders and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Housing and Employment Land Supply Assessments
  • Retail Planning (sequential / impact) Tests
  • Expert Witness (Section 78 Public Inquiries and Informal Hearings)
  • Planning Obligation and Conditions negotiations

chris.dodds@planningprospects.co.uk
07799 538940
01562 734090

Rachel Hall, MRTPI

Associate Director

Rachel has over 10 years’ experience in planning consultancy over a broad range of sectors including employment, education, residential, retail and renewable energy. Rachel is skilled in coordinating and negotiating planning applications, working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver successful planning permissions.

Key skills:

  • Planning site appraisal and strategy advice
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning permissions, listed building consents and conservation area consents to deliver implementable planning permissions
  • Co-ordination and follow-up on public consultation events in support of planning applications
  • Negotiation of planning conditions and obligations
  • Development Plan representations to promote land development

 Rachel.hall@planningprospects.co.uk
 07557 309610
01562 734090

Mairead Kiely

Mairead Kiely, MRTPI

Senior Planner

Mairead joined Planning Prospects as a Graduate Planner in 2014 whilst studying for her Masters degree in Urban Planning at the University of Birmingham. Mairead has since made rapid progress in her career and was promoted to a Senior Planner role in December 2017. She manages a wide and varied caseload on a day to day basis, with lead responsibility for small to medium sized projects.

Key skills:

  • Evaluation of development strategy options for development site
  • Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications through to determination
  • Field and desk-based research to inform evidence for planning appeals
  • Representations for Development Plan Documents and Call for Sites Submissions
  • Lawful implementation of Planning Permissions and Section 106 Agreements
  • Strategic Land Search and Appraisals

mairead.kiely@planningprospects.co.uk
07927 053183
01562 734090

Simran Dhaliwal

Assistant Planner

Simran joined Planning Prospects as an Assistant Planner in 2019 whilst finishing her Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Birmingham. In her time at the company, Simran has been assisting with a range of projects across different scales and sectors of development.

Key skills:

  • Field and desk-based research to inform planning applications and evidence for planning appeals
  • Undertaking reviews of planning policy, evaluating options and helping to develop strategy options for development sites
  • Preparation, submission and monitoring of planning applications through to determination
  • Liaising with, and managing/reviewing submission material from, external consultants
  • Assisting in the preparation of Planning Statements and other submission material for planning applications

 Simran.dhaliwal@planningprospects.co.uk
07384 811000
01562 734090

Greta Woolley

Greta Woolley, MCIPD

Business Manager

Greta plays a pivotal role in the efficient running of Planning Prospects as a business, having significant experience in providing focused business support to a professional office, and has worked for Planning Prospects for over 6 years.  Greta’s role includes a broad range of skills from business management, client liaison and accounting as well as providing key planning support to the planning team in managing and monitoring planning applications, application consultation issues as well as positively and proactively managing planning conditions and the lawful implementation of planning permissions.

Key skills:

  • Office management
  • Planning administration
  • Accounts / Invoicing contact and management
  • Client management
  • Public relations and marketing
  • Planning conditions co-ordination and management

greta.woolley@planningprospects.co.uk
01562 734090