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.