Our Team

Mike Spurgeon / Associate
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, as well as first-hand experience of working for local planning authorities from his time working in both development management and policy formulation roles.

He has been involved in and led planning applications for a range of residential and commercial developments and has experience of working on behalf of private individuals, commercial developers, house builders, restaurant operators, retailers and business owners seeking bespoke new premises. A common theme in his work has been his ability to understand and address the key issues, which has been particularly useful when preparing and submitting planning applications and appeals, and making representations to promote land and specific sites through the development plan process. .

Mike has a particularly strong track record in promoting residential developments throughout the South of England and the London Boroughs. He has worked on a number of projects involving development in the Green Belt and understands the particular challenges that this presents. He also has a working knowledge of dealing with the technical aspects of planning including changes of use, the role of conditions and legal agreements, and dealing with enforcement matters. His attention to detail, attentive approach to project management and ability to communicate effectively to clients, planning authorities and all involved in the development process have contributed to a successful track-record of achieving planning permissions and providing accurate and informed advice.