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Andrew has over thirty-three years experience working in both the public and private sectors. Having secured a BSc honours degree in Town and Regional Planning from Dundee University in 1984, Andrew began his planning career at York City Council before moving on to the Property Services Agency and then Richmondshire District Council in North Yorkshire. In 1986, Andrew moved south to join Aylesbury Vale District Council, in Buckinghamshire. Having first been employed as a development control planner, he transferred to the Local Plan policy team, where he ultimately rose to the position of Plans Team Leader. During this time, Andrew assisted in the production and statutory adoption of the Aylesbury, Aylesbury Vale Rural Areas and the Aylesbury Vale District Local Plans as well as the review and designation of over forty new conservation areas, plus the adoption of the District's first Economic Development Strategy. In 1992, Andrew left the public sector and began working for environmental consultancy RPS. Whilst at RPS, he rose from an initial position of Principal Planning Consultant at the firm’s Oxford office to become Planning Director at a new office in Milton Keynes and then, in 2008, took over as Operational Director in charge of the firm’s Swindon office. Whilst at Swindon, Andrew was responsible for a multi-disciplinary team of town planners, environmental planners, urban designers and landscape architects.

During nine successful years at RPS, Andrew developed a broad client base. This included house building companies such as Taylor Wimpey, Bovis Homes, Redrow Homes, Banner Homes, Yeoman Homes, Buxton Country Homes and Millwood Designer Homes; Health Trusts such as the Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, Hexham General Hospital and the Essex Primary Care Trust; commercial developers such as Wharf Land, ICP Commercial, Tiger Developments and Medway Ports (now Peel Ports); public authorities such as Kent County Council and Swale Borough Council; hotel operator Parklake Hotels; the estate agency Hamptons International; and legal firms Beachcroft Solicitors and Hill Dickinson LLP.

At the start of 2011 Andrew left RPS to establish AB Planning & Development, based in Witney. Now in its seventh year, the Company has successfully established a client base that includes house builders Cala Homes, Ashgrove Homes, Taylor Wimpey and JR Baughan, the Housing Association the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, estate agencies Hamptons International and Kelway Law, commercial firms Cass Properties (UK) Ltd, London Property & Capital Estates, Foxmere Ltd and Sweet Fuels, as well as the Brackley Fox Lane Brethren Gospel Hall Trust and a great many individual private landowners.

The Company carries out most of its work within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Sussex but is also experienced with development schemes across parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire, Yorkshire and Durham.

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