Stephen Birrell

BSc (Hons) PG Dip UP&D MRTPI

Stephen attended the University of Reading, studying Land Management and Urban Planning & Development. Since graduating Stephen has worked in both an inner and an outer London Borough - being Barnet and Wandsworth. Here he gained invaluable experience as a planning officer. Working across the development sectors, Stephen worked on a variety of schemes including major applications such as Friern Barnet Hospital (residential scheme), and Battersea Reach (mixed-use residential-led scheme).

After five years in Local Government Stephen moved across to the private sector to take a position at WYG Planning & Environment. He provided planning advice to high-end clients and submitting major applications including working for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd as one of his main clients.

Stephen has worked on major town centre mixed-use redevelopments including preparation and submission of Environmental Impact Assessments; negotiating legal agreements and gaining numerous planning permissions. Stephen has also provided expert witness evidence at a successful CPO Inquiry.

To find out more, call Stephen on 0203 667 2605, or mobile: 07887 994 088.

Alexandra Webster

MPlan (Hons) MRTPI

Whilst studying Urban & Environmental Planning at the University of Liverpool, Alex gained experience at two Merseyside Councils in the planning and enforcement teams, before taking her first role in a consultancy at Building Design Partnership (BDP). Following graduation Alex worked at DPP in Manchester, working on major retail and residential schemes across the North West. Alex gained invaluable experience in retail planning for Tesco Stores Ltd, and has assisted on high profile Public Inquiries following Call-Ins by the SoS.

Moving down to London Alex took a role at WYG Planning & Environment moving her focus to Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, as well as other retail and mixed-use clients. She has managed projects for a range of clients, co-ordinating project teams and submitting applications to Local Planning Authorities across the South East.

Alex is proficient at undertaking retail impact assessments, and has worked on a range of schemes for in-, edge- and out-of-centre retail schemes, as well as employment sites, commercial and residential developments.

To find out more, call Alex on 0203 667 2604, or mobile: 07920 427 197.

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