Matthew joined the ET Planning team as a Principal Planner in December 2019, having previously spent over eight years within local authority, namely at Bracknell Forest Council. Within both his previous and current planning roles, Matthew has worked on both minor and major scale developments ranging from householder applications through to large scale residential and commercial developments, as well as having some experience in formulating Planning Policy in local authority. Notably, Matthew was involved in working on the regeneration of Bracknell town centre within his time at the Council. During his time at ET Planning, he has project-led a planning application for 117 dwellings at the former Bracknell Town Football Club, as well as involvement in a number of public inquiries where has represented both private clients and local authorities.
Based in the Crowthorne office, Matthew heads up the Berkshire & Hampshire division as Team Leader. As an Associate Director, Matthew supports clients on projects of all scales by project managing developments and preparing site appraisals, pre-applications and planning applications, as well as handing complex appeal situations. Matthew is known for his knowledge of technical regulations within the Planning system including his ability to decipher complicated permitted development/prior approval and Certificate of Lawfulness matters.
Matthew oversees the whole process on behalf of the client – from beginning to end, as well as managing a team of Planners.
Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) and a master’s degree in Town Planning. He is a fully chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Outside of work, Matthew looks forward to taking short breaks to his favourite spots in Bath and Edinburgh where he goes for long walks and times time to catch up on some reading and the latest films.