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Daniel Gaunt

Daniel Gaunt

Daniel is a Chartered Planner, currently working as a Principal Planning Policy Officer at Selby District Council working on PLAN Selby and on development of the authority's approach to infrastructure.

 

Prior to this, Daniel spent nine years at Highways England (previously the Highways Agency), working with authorities across the Tees Valley and County Durham as the primary point of liaison for all aspects of the planning process as it affected Highways England, including local planning, development control and enforcement. As a member of the Tees Valley Combined Authority Transport Group, he was responsible for working with other authorities to identify, develop and secure the transport infrastructure improvements enabling the outcomes of the Tees Valley Strategic Economic Plan to be realised. Also at Highways Agency, Daniel was responsible for developing the organisation's Protocols for Planning and Development, which have now become the Highways England planning guide, "Planning and the major road network in England" (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/planning-and-the-major-road-network-in-england). This approach, which was developed in conjunction with major developers, planning authorities and the RTPI nationally helped transform the reputation.

 

Prior to joining Highways Agency, Daniel worked for Faber Maunsell (now Aecom) as a Transport Planner, across a range of public and private sector activities.