About Harry

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Harry heads up the technical planning expertise at NUKO Planning.  He has over 6 years’ professional experience working within the built environment, including time spend within Local Planning Authorities, three years’ town planning consultancy experience at AJ 100 multi-disciplinary housing design specialists HTA Design LLP, time spent gaining understanding of practical project delivery with OpenDoor Homes in North London, and a year-long secondment working as an in-house planning advisor to NHS England’s national Health New Towns Programme.

Harry’s varied and unique professional background across both public and private sectors gives him distinctive acumen when navigating the sometimes-convoluted process of the UK Planning system.  He is keen to share with clients his understanding of property economics and practical post-planning matters to effectively deliver on clients’ ambitions for development.

Harry’s experience includes:

 

Consultancy

NUKO Planning

Woodland’s Alpaca Farm, Appeal - After an initial application was refused on grounds of unacceptable development in the Green Belt (based on grounds of farm non-viability and function need), Harry was pleased in his achievement to see both of these considerations overturned by the Inspector after a public Hearing;

Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington - Harry led on the planning strategy to deliver a 12 unit, affordable housing scheme on a temporary car-wash site in central Warrington.  The scheme is proposed to be linked with an alternative market-housing riverside proposal in the borough, thereby negating the need for on-site affordable housing on both;

Bank Quays Mews, Appeal - NUKO led the planning appeal for a five-unit residential scheme, refused on the basis of Highways.  Harry utilised its existing network of legal counsel and highways engineers to prepare a robust and strong case to the Planning Inspectorate at public Hearing in September 2019.  The Inspector found that further improvements to the highway were necessary, and the design team continues to push for an approval.

HTA Design LLP

Apex House, Wembley – supporting senior colleagues to achieve planning permission for a 27 storey student housing scheme, built with modular construction techniques;

Windsor Street, Islington - special needs housing scheme for LB Islington to the rear of a conservation area.  Extensive resident consultation and negotiation with the council resulted in to a successful outcome at planning committee;

1 Bruce Grove, Haringey - complex listed building conversion to facilitate business use to residential and retail uses, and new build resi to the rear. Engagement and negotiation with the council’s regeneration team and heritage officer to reach agreement on the final approved design;

Enfield Small Sites - Leading on multiple post-planning projects with Enfield Council deliver results in accordance with the brief; crucially with an understanding of viability issues and development economics.

Policy and Public Sector Work

Leading facilitated discussions and negotiations between national house builders and multiple Local Planning Authorities on behalf of NHS England to deliver ambitions towards a strategic healthcare estate;

Led on the production of national planning guidance notes for issue to the NHS, in particular relating to Section 106 and CIL, and how these can support the delivery and improvement of primary care estate;

Leading on NHS England’s response to the 2018 NPPF and London Plan consultations, bringing together a large number of disparate NHS organisations’ voices into a single, consolidated response;

Representing NHS England on a panel discussion at the launch of a Town and Country Planning