Darren has worked in both the public and private sectors in the South West. For over 13 years, he worked in various local authorities and gained extensive experience in development management, plan making and implementation.
More recently, through his work as a planning consultant he has acted for house builders, registered providers, landowners and public sector clients on wide variety of projects including residential schemes, mixed-use town centre redevelopment, preparation of a neighbourhood plan and the Penzance heliport. This experience, both as a local authority officer and acting on behalf of promoters and applicants, has provided him with valuable insight into how to navigate the planning system and secure the best possible outcomes.
He is an experienced project manager and team member, managing and working as part of multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of projects including leading the preparation of Environmental Statements and town centre regeneration schemes. Perhaps uniquely, Darren has been involved in the delivery of both Devon new towns, firstly as part of the Growth Point team at Cranbrook near Exeter and then acting on behalf of an applicant at Sherford in South Hams.