isurv authors - Gunne-Jones, Alan

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Alan Gunne-Jones
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Chartered Town Planner and Director, Planning & Development Associates Ltd
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Member of the Planning editorial board and contributes to Permitted development rights, Householder development in isurv Planning and the Planning bulletin


Alan Gunne-Jones is a Chartered Town Planner and Managing Director of Planning & Development Associates Ltd, an independent practice offering planning and development consultancy services to private and public sector clients throughout the UK. He previously held senior positions at Tribal Group plc and Capita Symonds, and is a former local authority Chief Planning Officer. He has also worked overseas on assignment to the Department for International Development.

Alan has more than 25 years' experience as a chartered town planning adviser, advocate and expert witness. He acts for developers, landowners, investors, local authorities and individuals on all aspects of planning and related consents. Alan is experienced in a variety of planning and enforcement appeals and inquiries, including pursuit of actions in the High Court and Privy Council.

Alan has contributed to several major planning research commissions, including Effective Planning Services (RTPI, 1992) and the National Evaluation of Planning Performance Agreements (CLG/HCA, 2010).

Alan has written 2 books for RICS: Planning permission made easy - a homeowner's guide and Town planning 2009 - a practical guide.

Company biography

Planning & Development Associates is an independent practice offering chartered town planning and development consultancy services to private and public sector clients across the UK.

The practice has experience of working in all sectors including residential, commercial, retail, education, health, sports and leisure and in all aspects of the planning process from appraisals, applications and appeals to development plan representations. It is also experienced in the related sectors of advertisement control, listed buildings and conservation area consents, enforcement and certificates of lawful development.