Graham Bloomfield MRTPI
Graham is a Senior Planner at Bidwells LLP, employed within their Norwich Office from November 2007. His work involves advising and representing clients on a broad range of planning matters. Responsibilities include site appraisals and pre-application discussions; the submission and resolution of planning applications including legal agreements, co-ordination and submission of representations through the LDF process and commentary on a range of policy documents.
Notable projects have included leading on strategy and advice on a significant waterfront regeneration site and project managing applications at Norwich Research Park. Other experience includes a range of leisure and tourism applications, waste planning proposals and EIA development.
Graham was seconded to 1st East Urban Regeneration Company as Planning Manager between March 2009 and January 2011 alongside his Bidwells' role.
Graham started his planning career in Development Control at Broadland District Council in March 2003 and was promoted to Senior Planning Officer in March 2006.
Graham has been the East of England Young Planners Representative from January 2010 and having undertaken the L-APC, he has had a keen involvement in the revisions to the L-APC process and guidance. This includes his role as an L-APC Assessor from the January 2011 submission round.
"For me, one of the key values of the L-APC process as a route to chartered membership is to encourage Planners to be more reflective and consider the wider planning context beyond their particular job or role."