Associate Planning Directors

Mrs Susan Simpkin

Susan has over 25 years experience working in private practise and was previously employed in the planning departments in the City of London and a London Borough.

She deals with all aspects of planning practise specialising in policy and legal work including appeals and matters relating to Lawful uses and developments and enforcement work.


Mr Paul Nicholls


Paul joined the practice in November 2018 and has a degree and diploma in Town Planning and has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2005. He previously worked for 16 years at Dartford Council, becoming a Principal Planner in October 2015, before leaving to work in the London planning team at CBRE in August 2017.

Paul deals with a wide range of planning matters, including assessing the planning and development potential of sites, the promotion of sites through the submission of representations to development plan documents and the preparation and submission of a range of major and small scale planning applications including stakeholder engagement, negotiations of Section 106 Agreements and preparation and submission of planning appeals.


Mr Steve Clarke


Steve joined us as an Associate Planner in September 2020. Steve brings with him a wealth of experience covering a range of projects, having previously worked in Local Government at Bromley and Maidstone, as well as having overseas planning experience in Ethiopia, whilst more recently, Steve has worked for A S Planning Ltd.

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