Meet the Team

Our planning specialists bring insight, experience, and enthusiasm to every development project.


Trevor Dodkins has nearly 40 years’ experience both with local authorities, developers, and consultancy, the latter at Director or Partner level within major UK multidisciplinary firms.

Trevor Dodkins


Kevin has 30 years’ experience working on a wide range of planning projects, providing expert advice to landowners, developers, and professional colleagues.

Kevin Coleman


Matthew has been with Phase 2 since 2015, joining as a Senior Planner, progressing in recent years to Director.

Matthew Wood


Emma has over 20 years of experience working as a planning consultant and has now worked at Phase 2 for over 10 years. Her previous positions were in planning consultancies based in London and Essex.

Emma Walker


Mike has worked in a wide range of planning roles since 2004 and has been a Chartered Town Planner since 2007. Having worked predominantly in private practice he has gained an understanding and appreciation of the commercial influences on the development process.

Mike Spurgeon


Samantha has been a member of Phase 2 for over 6 years following a 13-year career in planning at Uttlesford District Council. Joining the Practice as a Senior Planner in 2016, Sam became a Chartered Town Planner in 2019 and was promoted to Associate in 2023.

Samantha Stephenson


Lewis joined Phase 2 in 2020 following his previous role as a Planning Officer at West Suffolk Council. At Phase 2, Lewis has gained experience including undertaking critical planning policy and technical constraints research at the outset to ensure the delivery of high-quality schemes.

Lewis Halliday

Senior Planner

Nicole has over 12 years’ experience working in environmental assessment and the environmental planning sector, specialising in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Nicole Quail

EIA/Projects Coordinator

Kate joined Phase 2 in 2016 bringing with her 16 years’ experience working within various administration roles in the Planning sector.

Kate Howard

Practice Manager

Natasha joined Phase 2 in 2019 as Practice Assistant bringing with her over 20 years of administrative experience across the planning and legal sectors.

Natasha Tuck

Practice Assistant

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