An analytical thinker and skilled researcher, Sam has a particular interest in heritage projects and gained valuable experience working part-time for Historic England, whilst completing his studies.
BA (Hons) Philosophy & Religion – University of Sheffield
MSc in Urban Planning – University of the West of England
Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Sam joined Planning Potential in the summer of 2016, having completed his Master’s in Urban Planning, for which he was awarded a Distinction. He has previous experience working for Savills property consultants and Historic England.
During his time with Planning Potential, Sam has worked on an array of retail, leisure and mixed-use development opportunities, including providing advice and assisting with the expansion of a national bank operator. Sam undertakes thorough research and planning policy analysis and compiles comprehensive site appraisals, allowing him to make clear recommendations to clients and assist with the acquisition of a variety of planning consents. In addition, Sam regularly prepares Planning and Retail Statements, produces written representations for local and national policy, and has recently worked on a number of planning appeals for retail sector clients.
As a member of Planning Potential’s growing in-house heritage advice service, Sam also frequently prepares detailed Heritage Statements to support planning applications, which are bolstered by his experience analysing heritage impact and undertaking site inspections whilst working at Historic England.
Sam is a Bath Rugby fan and was previously a season ticket holder when he lived in the area. He can often be found playing 7-a-side football with his Planning Potential colleagues.