Adrian Barker BA (Hons), BTP, DMS, MRTPI
I have over 29 years of planning experience within both public and private sectors and consequently have a thorough understanding of the planning system, including planning legislation, law and policy.
I offer advice on a broad mix of projects and activities typically include project/ team management, mediation and negotiation to deliver sites. Projects range from pure housing schemes through to mixed-use regeneration and large-scale commercial.
Over the years I have developed a broad client base having worked with a spectrum of clients from national property companies to small-scale residential developers.
Clients have included Countryside Properties Plc, British Land, USS, Places for People Leisure Management Ltd, Three Rivers District Council, L&Q, Cornerstone Property Assets Ltd, Drew Smith, St Modwen, Grainger Plc, Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson, Morgan Sindall, London Luton Airport, BUPA, Sainsbury’s, the Highways Agency, Amiri Developments, Charters, Reflect Homes and Parkwater.
- Assisting Countryside Properties Plc and L&Q in being selected as preferred developer by the GLA to deliver regeneration of the former Ford plant site in Dagenham. Co-ordinating and inputting to a cross boundary hybrid application including 3,000 homes, a new railway station, 2 schools, retail and support services
-Promotion of site and submission of a planning application for an urban extension to deliver 3,500 homes with social infrastructure in Hampshire for a development consortium including Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson and Bovis Homes
-Town centre redevelopment- circa 29,000sqm of retail and support uses, with subsequent provision of a 9-screen cinema at Whiteley, Hampshire, on behalf of British Land and USS
-Production and adoption of a formal regeneration strategy for South Oxhey on behalf of Three Rivers District Council
-Co-ordination of a masterplan led outline planning application for estate regeneration, with detailed first phase, for a mixed-use scheme including 2,350 dwellings on behalf of Countryside and L&Q. Also supporting the regeneration partner at the associated CPO Inquiry
-Application for development of phase 1 of the SW Bicester urban extension comprising 1,500 houses and a range of supporting uses, followed by continued work to secure a policy allocation for a further 750 dwellings with accompanying infrastructure on adjacent site as part of phase 2
-S73 application in Barking on behalf of a development partnership. The approach served to secure extensive scheme amendments and enlargement without triggering CiL payments, saving the client over £4m
-Project management of a fully supported planning application for an estate renewal in Enfield including 1,000 new homes, retail, health and community facilities
- Being regional planning representative for Sainsbury’s, BUPA, Whitbread and the Highways Agency