Company : Clyde Shanks, planning consultancy Job title : Associate
Responsibilities: Providing planning advice to guide clients through the complexities of the planning process. This involves the preparation and management of planning applications, co-ordination and managing teams of environmental professionals on major projects. Gavin is currently working on a number of wind farm applications and readjustments to housing schemes planned a number of years ago in different market conditions.
Relevant experience: Gavin worked for DoE Planning for five years on a wide range of planning applications from single houses to major retail, industrial and housing schemes. He then worked for five years for a major Belfast-based planning consultancy, working on a diverse portfolio of commercial and residential projects. A significant proportion of Gavin's experience has been on renewable energy projects.
Education information: Gavin graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Geography from Queen's University Belfast.
Personal interests: Gavin's interests include watching Formula 1 racing and Premiership football, and walking in the Mournes, cinema and reading.