Peter Home

PLANNING DIRECTOR - PLANNING TEAM

Peter Home

PLANNING DIRECTOR - PLANNING TEAM


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I am a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) with over 15 years’ experience in planning within both the public and private sectors.

As the Planning Director within the Planning team at Paris Smith I am able to draw upon my extensive experience and broad range of skills in, and not limited to, the following areas:

  • The preparation of planning applications for both residential and non-residential schemes, including larger and more complex proposals;
  • Negotiation of Planning Obligations (s106) and advice on the Community Infrastructure Levy;
  • Leading and undertaking strategic planning and policy development work, including local plan and planning guidance preparation and review;
  • Site promotion work and preparing representations to local plan consultations;
  • Appearing as an expert planning witness at both local plan Examinations and s.78 planning appeal inquiries and hearings;
  • Community Infrastructure Levy and Planning Obligations (s106) policy development and negotiation;
  • Preparation of site appraisals and planning assessments, including systematic appraisals for multiple sites;
  • Expertise in the Solent Nutrient Neutrality issue;
  • Evidence base research, analysis and evaluation; and
  • Leading and managing planning-related stakeholder and community engagement work.

I have particular expertise in assisting clients to successfully navigate through the nutrient neutrality issue, both within the Solent area and more widely and I regularly speak on this topic at events. I am able to prepare nitrates and phosphates budget assessments for affected proposals and advise clients on appropriate options for mitigation.

Throughout my years of practice, I have drawn upon my strong technical and analytical skills to provide high quality and effective planning advice. I also have strong project management skills and have used these to lead a wide variety of planning applications, with a strong track record of achieving consents.

I have broad experience of the planning policy development process and have previously led the preparation and review of Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents, as well as the preparation of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedules, including participation in oral hearings at local plan and CIL Examinations.

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