About us

Meet our team of Planning Experts


Stuart Minty
Founder and Director

Stuart is a chartered town planner with over 20 years of experience, including previous roles as Head of Development Management at both Camden and Haringey. He established SM Planning in late 2016 and works with a diverse range of clients on commercial and residential projects.


Allen Sacbuker

Allen joined the team in April 2018 and brings with him many years of experience, including 20 years in local government. He is a chartered town planner and has previously fulfilled senior roles within a number of councils.


Ian Pickup

Ian joined the team in October 2018 and brings with him a vast range of experience, including over 15 years in Local Government. He is a chartered town planner, and has previously fulfilled senior positions within a local authority context.


James Dawe
Principal Planner

James joined the team in January 2021 with several years of local government experience, fulfilling roles in both a development management and planning policy context.


Lauren Westley
Senior Planner

Lauren joined the team in March 2022 bringing with her a wealth of experience in planning enforcement and development management and has fulfilled roles in both the public and private sector.


Danielle Shaw

Danielle joined the team in June 2023 with two years experience as a planning consultant. She is currently working toward chartership through an RTPI accredited PgDip Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship.


Karen Hinsley
Office Co-ordinator

Karen joined the team in February 2023 with extensive experience in IT and project management in the private sector. She is well versed in handling the submission of planning applications and dealing with queries from clients and local authorities.

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