IPe Team

About Us

We have brought together what we believe to be an unrivalled team, that can share with you their insight into how Inspectors will consider local plan issues in the context of the NPPF and relevant legislation, as well as providing examination services for neighbourhood plans and community infrastructure levy charging schedules.

In line with our commitment to maintain the currency of the team's experience and insight, our most recent recruits are former Inspectors Laura Graham; Stephen Pratt; Wendy Burden and Andrew Seaman. The IPe team now comprises 18 employees (16 being Chartered Town Planners).

Directors and co-founders Lee Armitage, Keith Holland and Chris Snarr were formerly all on the Senior Management Team in the Planning Inspectorate and have worked together successfully for over 15 years. Associate Director, Steve Carnaby, has worked as an advisor in PINS, providing guidance to Inspectors and local authorities on a wide range of planning issues, alongside dealing with plans casework management.

Stephen J Pratt

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BA (Hons) MRTPI. Stephen spent 33 years as one of the longest serving inspectors with the Planning Inspectorate. During…

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Geoff Salter

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BA MRTPI. Geoff worked for over 20 years as a planning Inspector for PINS and managed a large…

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Andrew Seaman

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BA (Hons) MA MRTPI. As a longstanding chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, Andrew brings over 28 years…

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Derek Stebbing

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BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI. In addition to formerly working as a planning Inspector examining local plans, Derek has served as…

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Sue Turner

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BA BArch MSc MRTPI. Sue trained as an architect at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and worked as an…

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Patrick Whitehead

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DipTP (Nott) MRTPI.   Patrick joined us from the Planning Inspectorate, where he started in 1991.  In addition to handling in…

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