Meet the XL Planning Team
Following his time serving in the Royal Navy, Glenn is now a professional planner with over 15 years of experience in both private practice and local authority. Glenn holds a BA Hons Degree in Town and Country Planning and a Masters Degree in Spatial Planning. His strengths are mediation and negotiation, as well as having an in depth understanding of the planning and enforcement system through his time as a Planning Enforcement Officer. These roles combined help to achieve the best solution that works for the client as well as the local authority. In his spare time Glenn can be found on the rugby pitch – too old to play, he now enjoys coaching and refereeing.
Di joined the team at the start of 2016. She deals with all of the financial aspects of the business, alongside running the office with Wendy as the first point of contact for all clients. Di deals with all of the quotes and files, and organises all of the survey work to be completed if required. Di has a wealth of experience from working for a Local Authority, alongside 10 years working for a large bank in various management roles. In her spare time Di enjoys spending time with her family and supporting Exeter City Football Club.
John has a wealth of knowledge from working for 20 years as a Planning Enforcement Officer across various Local Planning Authorities. We are very pleased that John joined our team in 2017 to bring his knowledge and skills to further enhance the experience that we can offer our clients, now having over 25 years of experience. John is an avid supporter and season ticket holder of Bristol City Football Club.
Specialist Planning Consultant
Hannah previously worked for a local planning authority as a principal planning officer. Holding an Undergraduate Degree in Law and a Masters Degree in Planning, Hannah has a penchant for legal argument and a flair for the finer details in an application, which local authorities look for when determining a planning application. In her spare time Hannah can be found baking, galloping around the Devon countryside on her horse Beamer or cheering on the Exeter Chiefs.
SENIOR Planning Consultant
Naomi joined the team as a graduate planner in 2018. Naomi holds a BA Hons Degree in Geography and a Masters Degree in Planning. Naomi has an extensive knowledge of the planning system and a proven track record in delivering planning approvals and appeals. In her spare time Naomi plays table tennis and has even played for the England Team.
Wendy joined the team after leaving a career of more than 20 years in HR. Wendy works alongside her colleague Di, dealing with all aspects of your application from the initial enquiry through to when the decision is issued. She is responsible for the administration of the planning applications; ensuring the applications are dealt with in a timely manner. Progress is regularly monitored to enable potential issues to be dealt with promptly. Wendy has a wealth of experience in HR and Leadership and ensures the office is kept organised. In her spare time, Wendy can be found restoring her home with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren.
Human Resources and Administration
Alison joined the team in 2019. Alison specialises in dealing with building regulations drawings and applications, as well as planning drawings. Alison holds a Diploma in Surveying from Reading University.
Architectural Designer / Building Regulations Specialist
Since 2016, XL Planning Ltd. have been pleased to partner with Ian who has his own design company – Ian Darling Design. Ian has worked in the construction industry for over 20 years. Initially Ian worked his way up as a construction project manager until 2006 when he formed his own design company, graduating the same year. Ian holds two degrees – a BA Degree in Environmental Building Design and Town and Country Planning as well as a Bachelor of Engineering Degree. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Technology Management, combining project management and building design. He holds certificates and diplomas in CDM 2015 compliance, COSHH, Fire Safety, Legionella Awareness, Safeguarding and Health and Safety. In his spare time, Ian enjoys eating cheese and drinking real ale.
Dan began working with XL Planning in 2019 following 5 years, first as a Part 2 Architectural assistant, then as an Architect at Purcell. Dan has a wide range of expertise across a variety of sectors including residential, cultural and places of worship. He has a keen interest in new design in historic context and has worked on a large number of projects involving listed buildings and landscapes. A key project he was involved in while at Purcell was the replacement of the toll houses at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the scheme also involved the restoration of the remaining original toll booths. Dan has also spent time working at Hopkins Architects and Leslie Jones Architects in London, and Caroe and Partners in Wells.
Dan is a keen cyclist and enjoys the feeling of flying down hills, not so much the pain of climbing back up again. He spends as much time outside as possible and is a qualified bushcraft and wilderness living instructor.