Ian Coward


Professional Qualifications

Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1997
MA, Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield, 1994
BA (Hons) Geography, RHBNC, University of London, 1991

Career Profile

Director, Collins & Coward Planning (2007-)
Senior Associate Director, CgMs Ltd (2005-2007)
Associate Director, BNP Paribas (formerly “Atisreal” and “Weatherall, Green & Smith”) (1999-2005)
Senior Planning Consultant, The JTS Partnership (1995-1999)

Relevant Experience

Ian now has 14 years of professional town and country planning consultancy experience, all of which has been in the private sector

Ian has provided planning advice for a number of different clients, acting across the Country and covering the full remit of planning issues.

He offers advice in respect of the whole spectrum of the development from initial site appraisals, through the submission of planning applications (with supporting statements as well as design and access statements), attending Planning Committees, and the negotiation of section 106 obligations. He also undertakes a project management role in relation to larger schemes and pursues planning appeals (written representation, informal hearing and local inquiries, to include expert witness work).

He also advises in relation to the more intricate development control matters, pursues development plan representations and deals with EIA development.

The advice is tailored to client needs whether that involves a ‘rough and ready’ view as to prospects of obtaining planning permission or a more involved report and formulation of planning strategy to realise development potential in the longer term.