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Laura Beech

Laura Beech

Laura Beech joined the team at our Knutsford office in March 2013.

She is a chartered town planner, with over ten years of planning consultancy experience. Prior to joining Walsingham Planning, Laura worked for Roger Tym & Partners as an associate and for DPP as a principal planner.

Laura has worked for a wide range of public and private sector clients. However, she specialises in the retail and commercial leisure sector and has extensive experience of undertaking retail impact assessments, town centre health checks and sequential site assessments.

She has experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams and co-ordinating the submission of complex planning applications. She is also adept at undertaking public consultation exercises and assisting with planning appeals, including the preparation of proofs of evidence.

Recent projects have included the submission of a planning application for a mixed-use retail and commercial leisure scheme in Wakefield; assisting with an application for an out-of-centre food superstore in Altrincham; and the preparation of Planning and Retail Statements to support applications for discount foodstores on sites across the country.

Outside work Laura enjoys relaxing with her son, walking in the countryside and participating in fun runs.

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Simon Millett

Simon Millett

Simon Millett joined the Bourne End team in December 2013 as an assistant planner.

He completed undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield and is a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Simon has experience of working in local government at Norwich City Council and as a statutory consultee at Sport England. Since joining the Practice Simon has worked on a number of projects making planning applications and conditions submissions and researching and preparing supporting documents for large scale schemes.

Outside work he regularly competes in athletics events and supports Norwich City FC.

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Euan Brown

Euan Brown

Euan Brown joined Walsingham Planning’s Bourne End office in October 2014.

Euan is a chartered town planner with over eight years of private sector planning experience. Prior to joining Walsingham Planning he worked in the on-shore unconventional gas sector, first as Planning Manager for Greenpark Energy Ltd. and then as Land and Planning Associate at Dart Energy Ltd.

He has experience of taking development projects forward from inception to delivery on site. Euan has worked on land acquisition, led the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments by multi-disciplinary teams and prepared and submitted complex planning applications in England, Scotland and Wales. He has organised and participated in public consultation events, successfully submitted written planning appeals and negotiated S106 agreements.

Euan also has over three years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary consultancy working on residential, retail, industrial and mixed used developments. This included conducting housing land supply assessments in support of residential development applications and representations on emerging development plans.

Euan is a keen skier who also enjoys tennis and rugby, albeit primarily from the spectator’s point of view.

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Gillian Worden

Gillian Worden

Gillian Worden joined the Knutsford office as a consultant in March 2015 and has seven years’ experience as a planner. She became a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2012. After completing a degree in History and a Masters in Town Planning, she started her career at Indigo Planning before joining The Peel Group working within the Land and Planning department managing their property portfolio.

Gillian has experience in dealing with a wide range of planning matters, but she has in depth knowledge of residential development and in dealing with heritage issues and Listed Buildings. Gillian has a wide experience of managing large multi discipline project teams and has assisted at a number of Public Inquiries.

Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter and is a dab hand at all things crafty. Most weekends Gillian can be found doing her local Parkrun.

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Tom Edmunds

Tom Edmunds

Tom Edmunds joined the Bourne End office as a consultant in 2016. He holds a Master of Planning (MPlan) degree from the University of Liverpool and is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Tom has ten years of planning consultancy experience, and prior to joining Walsingham Planning has previously worked in the London planning teams at Savills, and at Bilfinger GVA.

His career has previously involved a geographical focus on development in central London, and his private sector consultancy experience is wide-ranging.

It includes residential, office, hotels, retail, and food & drink, and with project experience including new build development, redevelopment, conversions, and heritage and conservation projects; he has been involved in a wide range of scales of projects ranging from householder applications to large scale development projects. His experience includes preparing planning appraisals, planning appeals, instructing counsel, and making representations on development plans.

Away from the office Tom can be found walking or jogging (albeit slowly!) around the Chilterns or North Wessex Downs, playing badminton, and gardening.

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Faye Cass

Faye Cass

Fay Cass joined the Knutsford Office in August 2017, after relocated from Hertfordshire. Faye completed her undergraduate BA (Hons) in Geography at the University of Salford and a MA in Town Planning at the University of Westminster in 2006.

After five years working as a Development Management Officer in local authority, Faye spent five years working as a Planning Manager for a housebuilder. The housing developments varied in size from ten dwellings to 500 dwellings mostly in London and the Home Counties. She specialises in site appraisals and managing multi-disciplinary project teams in the planning application process from conception through to completion. .

She has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since March 2011.

Away from the office Faye enjoys painting and attending ballet lessons.

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30 Years in business 1984 to 2014

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2014 saw Walsingham Planning celebrate 30 years in business as a town planning consultancy. We would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support and look forward to the next 30 years.