Philip Smith

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Head of Planning

+44 (0)20 7383 8430

Philip is a chartered town planner with almost 30 years’ experience in local government and consultancy.  As LUC’s head of planning, he oversees our work on planning appraisal and assessment and contributes to a wide range of projects, mainly as project director.

His experience includes strategic planning policy development and research, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and development planning advice. He leads planning applications for major housing, energy, waste, forestry and water resource developments. He also leads our framework contract for the Forestry Commission, focusing on river restoration projects.

In terms of strategic planning, his key areas of interest include: housing; open space; green infrastructure; ecological; networks; green belts; minerals; waste management; energy; and faith communities. He also brings expertise in governance and funding arrangements for strategic environmental and green infrastructure initiatives.

Philip has lectured at Hertfordshire, South Bank and Middlesex universities and University College London.

Outside work: Philip enjoys walking, fishing and surfing the Cornish coastline.

  • Strategic planning policy and guidance
  • Development planning
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Member, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Member, Town and Country Planning Association
  • BA Town and Country Planning, Leeds Polytechnic