Mike has over 25 years planning experience including ten years as an equity partner of a national surveying practice and a position as the Planning Director of Modus Ventures between 2005 and 2009, managing the full planning process on a wide range of significant development projects. His background is such that he has the usual policy focused outlook of a planning consultant, but has also a specific awareness of the importance of managing external relationships. With the support of his planning ‘team’, Mike devotes significant effort in that direction, to the long term benefit of the project and by definition to the client. He has been involved in all types of development proposals, advising a wide range of client groups, including developers, local authorities and landowners, on applications, appeals and development plan procedures. Mike’s experience covers many sectors including retail, commercial, leisure and residential projects.