BA(Hons) DipTP MRTPI. Jon spent over 20 years with the Planning Inspectorate, rising to Principal Planning Inspector. In this time, he handled numerous appeals and development plan inquiries and examinations, latterly specialising in minerals and waste. He also trained and managed salaried and non-salaried Inspectors and undertook advisory visits to local authorities producing local plans.
Since joining IPe, Jon has examined several neighbourhood plans. He also currently sits as a Professional Member of the Guernsey Planning Appeals Panel and as a Jersey Planning Inspector.
His early planning career was spent working in UK local government, at first involved in rural planning and lastly as a development management team leader responsible mainly for minerals and waste.
Jon was educated at Manchester University and the City of Birmingham Polytechnic, and was elected as a member of the RTPI in 1980.