Contact the Planning Department

For general enquiries: 01784 451499
email: planningdm@spelthorne.gov.uk

Esmé Spinks
Planning Development Manager
(Full-time)
Responsible for the effective management of the service and delivery of development management performance.  Leads on all planning application and enforcement queries.  Lead planning officer at the Planning Committee.
Paul Tomson
Principal Planning Officer (
Full-time)
Deputises for Planning Development Manager. Deals with the majority of the major/complex planning applications and appeals in the Borough and allocates work.  Lead Officer in the determination of decisions taken under the Scheme of Delegation.  Attends Planning Committee to give advice and present cases.
Russ Mounty
Principal Planning Officer (
Full-time)
Deputises for Planning Development Manager. Deals with the majority of the major/complex planning applications and appeals in the Borough and allocates work.  Lead Officer in the determination of decisions taken under the Scheme of Delegation.  Attends Planning Committee to give advice and present cases. 
Matthew Clapham
Senior Planning Officer
(Full-time)
Deals with the more complex planning applications and appeals in the Borough, including those involving legal agreements.
Kelly Walker
Senior Planning Officer
(Part-time: Monday - Friday)
Deals with the more complex planning applications and appeals in the Borough, including those involving legal agreements.
Susanna Angell
Planning Officer
(Part-time: Monday - Friday)
Deals with a mixed (high volume) planning (and appeal) caseload, but principally cases determined under delegated powers.
Matthew Churchill
Planning Officer

Deals with a mixed (high volume) planning (and appeal) caseload, but principally cases determined under delegated powers.
Siri Thafvelin
Planning Officer
 
Deals with a mixed (high volume) planning (and appeal) caseload, but principally cases determined under delegated powers.
Drishti Patel
Planning Technician

Deals with a mixed (high volume) planning (and appeal) caseload, but principally cases determined under delegated powers.
Gillian Richardson
Systems Administrator
(Wednesday - Friday)
Maintains and develops IT systems for planning.
Janet Whittle
Development Management Support Team Leader
(Monday - Wednesday)
Provides administrative support to planning officers and answers general planning enquiries.
Linda Sulman
Development Management Support Officer
(Tuesday - Thursday)
Provides administrative support to planning officers and answers general planning enquiries.
Laura Dean
Development Management Support Officer

Provides administrative support to planning officers and answers general planning enquiries.
Daniel Sexton
Development Management Support Officer

Provides administrative support to planning officers and answers general planning enquiries.

 

 Planning Enforcement:  email: planningdm@spelthorne.gov.uk
Richard Jones
Planning Enforcement Officer

Investigates alleged breaches of planning control and takes appropriate enforcement action. Secures compliance with served enforcement notices.
Liz Mcnulty (part-time)
Planning Enforcement Officer
Investigates alleged breaches of planning control and takes appropriate enforcement action. Secures compliance with served enforcement notices.
Lynsey Tracey (part-time)
Planning Enforcement Officer
Investigates alleged breaches of planning control and takes appropriate enforcement action. Secures compliance with served enforcement notices.

 

Planning Policy:  email: planning.policy@spelthorne.gov.uk
Ann Biggs
Strategic Planning Manager
(Full-time)
Responsible for the effective management of the Planning Policy team and the preparation of Local Plan documents including Supplementary Planning Documents, sustainability appraisal and monitoring.
Geoff Dawes
Principal Planning Officer 
(Part time: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday)
Responsible for CIL and the preparation of Local Plan documents including Supplementary Planning Documents, sustainability appraisal and monitoring.
Jane Robinson
Principal Planning Officer
(Part-time: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Responsible for the preparation of Local Plan documents including Supplementary Planning Documents, sustainability and monitoring.
Hannah Cook
Senior Planning Officer 
(Full-time)
Involved in the preparation of Local Plan documents including Supplementary Planning Documents, sustainability appraisal and monitoring.
Craig Hatton
Planning Officer 
(Full-time)
Involved in the preparation of Local Plan documents including Supplementary Planning Documents, sustainability appraisal and monitoring.
Joanna Ghazaleh
Community Infrastructure Officer 
(Full-time)
Responsible for the Community Infrastructure Levy.
Lynne Gardner
Planning Policy Support Assistant 
(Monday - Thursday)
Deals with the monitoring of planning policy and provides technical and administrative support.

 

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