Ben is a Planning Director within the Development Group of GL Hearn and specialises in town centre and mixed use development and investment.

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He has some 18 years experience and worked across the UK on large scale projects in urban, town centre and ‘out of town’ environments. His clients range from local authorities through to developers and investors. He provides strategic advice and regularly promotes major planning applications within complex environments, where development viability and land assembly is complicated. He also acts as an expert witness on planning inquires, and provides planning obligation negotiation and CIL advice.

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Town planning is an inherently complex environment; providing simple and effective solutions to clients is essential. I have found that ongoing changes to the planning system provide opportunities for clients to unlock site value.