Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils has 182 Parish and Town councils in membership. Parish and Town Councillors are volunteers representing their community and yet are faced with understanding and responding to complex planning applications. To assist our members with this task, we were looking for a specialist in planning.
Neil has helped a number of our members with the challenging process of creating a Neighbourhood Development Plan. He has also been asked by WALC to deliver training sessions to our members on varying aspects of planning and to run workshops at our Annual Briefing Day.
WALC appointed Neil Pearce of Avon Planning Services in May 2014. Since then we have only received extremely positive feedback from member Councils on the advice and assistance he has given. His responses have been prompt and explains planning issues in layman terms that volunteers, working on behalf of their communities, can understand. This has aided Councils to make informed responses to complicated planning applications and to increase their understanding of the planning world and the seemingly continuous changes to planning regulations.
Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils