Partner, Town and Country Planning
Chartered Town Planner with 30 years’ experience.
Paul is the Cheltenham Office Managing Partner and Head of Planning within Ridge. Paul is a qualified Chartered Town Planner with an Honours Degree in Town and Country Planning. In 1993, Paul founded the practice Hunter Page Planning (HPP), which was acquired by Ridge in 2018. HPP was established as one of the country’s leading private planning consultancies, operating throughout the UK on a wide range of planning matters from the development of eco-towns through to the delivery of new stadiums. Paul’s current planning focus covers projects across England, involving planning applications for housing, employment, leisure, commercial and educational development. Paul also provides professional evidence at planning.
You will be guided through the various stages of the application process including initial site meetings, pre-application stage, preparation and submission stage and on-going negotiations with the planning authorities and other statutory consultees.
Preparation is key. In many cases, specialist advice is required to inform the application therefore early engagement can be crucial to success. Furthermore, we invest time in understanding the local communities, political environments and local authorities aiming to achieve a result that satisfies all parties.