About us

Meet our team of London Planning Consultants


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, before establishing SM Planning in late 2016.
He is currently working with a diverse range of clients both private and commercial, primarily across Greater London and the South of England.


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.


Louis Brewer

Louis joined the team in October 2020 having previously graduated with a Batchelors Degree in Urban Planning. He has recently become an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has over two years’ experience in a range of private sectors.

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