Stephen John Thwaites  BSc [Hons] Dip EP MRTPI

Steve has been an independent planning consultant since 2010.

Prior to leaving local government in 2010, he was a Strategic Director with responsibility for environmental and street scene services, corporate property and facilities management and ICT services.  

He was Director of Planning and Development at Waverley Borough Council [1989 to 2008] with additional responsibility for property, economic development and building control.  During that time he led on a varied and substantial caseload including:
town centre redevelopments, 
contentious enforcements
polytunnels and 
traveller sites...  
As well as being a technical adviser to SERPLAN and then SEERA.

This Chief Planning Officer role followed a varied professional experience in development control and planning policy in local authorities in Hampshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire.