Who Is Adrian Barker?

Adrian Barker BA (Hons), BTP, DMS, MRTPI 

I have over 26 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, Cornerstone Property Assets Ltd, L &  Q, St Modwen, Grainger Plc, Taylor Wimpey, Crest Nicholson, Morgan Sindall, London Luton Airport, BUPA, Sainsbury’s, the Highways Agency and Amiri Developments.


Selected Experience:

- 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 supported 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