Planning and Design Practice Ltd is a team of town planning consultants, architects and urban designers. Based in Derbyshire we are perfectly located to work nationally for our clients. We offer a comprehensive range of services, specialising in Town Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Heritage and Conservation. We provide our clients with expert advice on a range of planning issues encompassing small scale developments through to large schemes.
Our values are rooted in friendly service, integrity, teamwork and meeting client's expectations. We provide honest and sound advice, mediate when required and maintain high professional standards.
We aim to build strong and lasting relationships with our clients. Our client base includes homeowners, builders, landowners, farmers, developers and businesses of all sizes.
In our work we seek to realise the development potential of land and buildings to the benefit of the client and the wider community.
A chartered town planning consultant and building designer, Jonathan has developed the company; set out its core values and delivered many hundreds of projects since the company was founded in 2002. Having built an excellent team Planning Design enjoys a good reputation for the quality of its work and for the approach of its staff. Jonathan’s extensive experience of planning and the building industry gives him the expertise and clarity of vision to design and develop appropriate and exciting proposals across all sectors.
Jon is a Chartered Town Planner with a specialist interest in Historic Building Conservation and Urban Design. He joined the company in 2004 after gaining a First in Environmental Design and Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. He has since carried out further training in Urban Design at Birmingham City University, and completed the RIBA Conservation Course. He became a Director at Planning Design in 2011, and has since helped to grow the company. He has project led a wide variety of planning applications, Listed Building applications and appeals, and prepared a number of heritage assessments, context appraisals and masterplans. He also has experience of development plan preparation, including helping to deliver a Neighbourhood Plan in his home town –the first to pass Inspector examination in the County. Jon is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and Associate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.
Richard Pigott is a chartered town planning consultant. Richard joined Planning Design in 2011 after 7 years in local government, having worked as a planning officer at both Macclesfield Borough Council in Cheshire and Windsor & Maidenhead Council in Berkshire. He became a chartered town planner in 2009. He has a proven track record of project managing large and complex residential and commercial schemes and brings energy and vitality to his work. He has represented clients at local plan examinations in public and has appeared as a chief witness at three public inquires. In his spare time Richard is a keen golfer and triathlete. He also loves to travel which enables him to indulge in another favourite pastime, photography.
Lindsay is a Chartered Architect who joined the Planning & Design Practice in January 2015. She is a member of the RIBA and has completed the RIBA Advanced Conservation Course. Having previously worked in private architectural practices in Nottingham, Leek and Istanbul, Lindsay has worked on a variety of sectors, but has a specialist interest in the conservation sector and the re-use of heritage buildings.
Fernando is an ARB registered architect who joined Planning & Design Practice in February 2019. Previously working in the private sector in a variety of practices and locations including United States of America, Spain and London. He has worked on high rise residential, education, religious, and retail projects. Currently he is working on a variety of vernacular domestic projects developing further his interest in conservation. As well as having a strong interest for the multiple aspects of the design process, he is also passionate about landscape architecture and sustainable landscapes, art, culture, heritage and the outdoors. In Fernando’s spare time he takes the opportunity to participate in art exhibitions, displaying some of his many paintings and sculptures.
Dominic graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2008 with an MSc in Environmental Planning, and worked for 4 years as a Planning Officer in a Cheshire authority, before leaving to work in the private sector. He eventually specialised in planning for Renewable Energy, but has also dealt with a wide variety of developments including agricultural buildings and diversification projects, barn conversions, equestrian development, housing sites, and much more. Outside of his planning career he is interested in sustainable and traditional construction methods, drystone walling, and in a previous career was a Master Glassmaker.
Rebecca joined Planning & Design in June 2017. She graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a First Class in BSc Geography and then worked as a Student Planner at a private consultancy, gaining invaluable strategic and policy planning experience, whilst she worked towards her MSc. Since joining PDP she has graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018 with a MSc in Urban Planning. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys running, walking her dog and travelling to new places.
Ciaran joined Planning and Design in February 2018 and aspires to expand his skill base and bring his technical experience to the team. Ciaran studied Architectural Technology and Practice at the University of Derby, graduating in September 2014. Ciaran joined a small Architectural Practice in 2016, and became a valuable member of the team. Learning fast he undertook a wide variety of projects, including home extensions, changes of use and commercial warehouse alterations. Ciaran is currently an Associate member of the CIAT, and with the continuing development of his knowledge and skill set, wishes to become fully charted within the next couple of years. In his spare time Ciaran is an amateur Herpetologist, enjoys trekking all over the world in search of reptilians and breeds high end morph Bearded Dragons producing beautifully coloured and patterned lizards from home.
Tina joined Planning & Design in May 2018. She graduated in 2017 at De Montfort University, Leicester, with ambition to become an RIBA Chartered Architect. Tina has invaluable experience in the high end residential sector including student accommodation from previous experience in Nottingham & Derby practices. She enjoys bringing projects to life through visualisations from concept to realistic. In her spare time Tina has a keen interest in keeping fit and healthy by walking, running and going to classes at the gym, including Yoga.
Rebecca joined Planning Design in January 2018. Rebecca completed her BA in Geography at Sheffield Hallam University, and is currently studying part-time for her MSc in Urban Planning. Rebecca has a keen interest in the natural and built environment and enjoys travelling to new places and keeping fit.
Rory joined the team in June 2018. He completed his Town and Regional Planning MA at the University of Sheffield and is aiming to achieve RTPI accreditation in the near future. He completed his undergraduate degree in Politics and loves to keep abreast of current affairs. A keen sportsman and musician, Rory spends most of his time outside of work playing the saxophone and mountain biking.
Daryl joined the practice in July 2017 as an Architectural Apprentice. He recently completed his BTEC National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment as well as an NVQ in Construction Contracting Operations. Daryl has grown up within a family involvement in construction and has had the ambition of being an architect since a young age. Daryl is interested in both traditional and contemporary aspects of building design. In Daryl’s spare time he enjoys playing golf and maintaining his car.
Diane is the Office Manager, ensuring the office runs smoothly and deals with all financial matters. She has over 30 years administrative experience with over 13 years in the property search sector.
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