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Rob Sellen

Planning Consultant
T: 023 8048 2169

Rob Sellen

Planning Consultant
T: 023 8048 2169

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About Rob

Rob is a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) who can demonstrate over 10 years’ experience in planning and environmental management practice in both local authority and private sector roles.

As a planning consultant for Paris Smith, Rob can provide support and expertise in, and not limited to, the following areas of planning practice:

  • Providing local plan support (both preparation and delivery)
  • Preparing planning supporting statements
  • Householder developments
  • Planning appraisals and site assessments
  • Planning due diligence and risk appraisal
  • Minerals and waste planning
  • Major projects
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Permitted development rights
  • Conversions of office (Class O) and agricultural buildings (Class Q) to residential
  • Certificates of Lawfulness for Existing User or Development (CLUED)
  • Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) (both C4 and sui generis Use Classes)

Rob has demonstrable experience in applying the technical and planning skills necessary to support planning proposals for major infrastructure developments including nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs). These have comprised waste, water and wastewater treatment projects as well as community facilities.

In supporting major proposals, Rob has helped to coordinate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process through effective working as part of multidisciplinary teams.

With specialist knowledge of planning for sustainable waste and resource management, Rob can demonstrate a broad understanding of the needs and challenges faced by the waste and resource industry. Rob was elected as a Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM) in 2017 in recognition of his commitment to the waste and resource management profession. 

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May I congratulate the planning team at Paris Smith and Rob Sellen who throughout the planning application process kept me informed on all matters relating to the proposed change of use, especially during the unprecedented period of lockdown. I would recommend Paris Smith to anyone seeking advice on any planning matters