Our Expertise

We believe that development plays an important and underestimated role within our economy.  The UK planning system is complex.  The Directors of G C Planning Partnership Ltd are former Local Government Planners who have extensive experience of the planning system from the inside.  Using our knowledge and expertise we aim to help our clients by steering their proposal or vision through the planning system in the most effective and efficient way.

The Consultancy’s Directors

Shaun Greaves BA (Hons), DipURP, MRTPI

Shaun has over 20 years’ experience (post qualification) in both the public and private sectors.  He worked in local government planning departments in Derbyshire and Bedfordshire before establishing G C Planning Partnership Ltd.  Shaun has also worked as a Planning Inspector determining appeals against the decisions of Councils on behalf of the Government.  He specialises in residential and commercial development, and planning appeals.

Qualifications – Shaun has been a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute for twenty years and has a degree in Geography from Lancaster University and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from Sheffield Hallam University.

Stephen Connell BA (Hons) DipTp MRTPI

Stephen has over 10 years’ experience (post qualification) in both public and private sectors. He worked in local government planning departments in Bedfordshire & Northamptonshire. Stephen specialises in Enforcement cases, Certificate of Lawfulness and planning appeals.

Qualifications – Stephen has been a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute for twelve years and has a degree in Town Planning from Oxford Brookes University and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Town Planning from  the University of the West of England.