Simon is a Principal Environmental Planning Consultant currently working for Delta-Simons Environmental Consultants Ltd in the national team. Amongst teams who cover a wide range of environmental services, Simon specialises in the provision of Environmental Planning Services and advice to developers, land agents, fund managers, local authorities, town planning consultants, other co-professionals and colleagues.
Before joining Delta-Simons, Simon worked for an award winning private and public sector regeneration partnership in North East Lincolnshire. Simon was the key senior consultant and project manager for the firm's largest private planning contract in the region, undertaking ad-hoc and major applications on behalf of West Lindsey District Council. He also undertook sub-contracted private work as a planning consultant on behalf of Mott Macdonald and St Helens MBC.
In 2008 Simon started his planning career at East Riding of Yorkshire Council dealing with predominantly major applications, most notably a 50 hectare flood alleviation scheme following the devastating floods of 2007. Whilst at East Riding of Yorkshire Council he gained his Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Sheffield Hallam University.
Simon has been responsible for a number of high profile projects and applications from energy and infrastructure installations to commercial property and residential projects, along with some significant EIA regeneration schemes. Simon has appeared as an expert planning witness at major (including residential) public inquiries and hearings, he has also presented planning applications at a number of different Local Authority planning committees.
In a previous role Simon also prepared and managed North East Lincolnshire's Brownfield Land Register as part of a pilot scheme by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Simon takes particular interest in mentoring colleagues and his own personal growth. As well as being a Chartered member of the RTPI he is also an Associate member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AssocRICS).