Geoff Harrison BA (Hons), MRTPI

Planning Associate

Geoff Harrison is a Chartered Town Planner with over 35 years experience, mainly in the public sector, working for several local authorities in Lincolnshire, Cornwall and Shropshire. Before returning to the UK in 2012, he spent 4 years as a Principal Planning Officer in the Environment Department of the States of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, advising on a range of complex land use issues, such as the airport refurbishment, solid/liquid waste management, quarrying, coastal flooding and the delivery of social housing.

Geoff is familiar with all aspects of land use planning, having successfully managed the planning service in the former Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council, a predominantly rural area combined with the attractive, historic county town of Shrewsbury, where he worked for over 10 years. He has successfully managed two major local plan inquiries providing evidence and support on a range of planning policy issues, particularly housing, retail, urban regeneration and transport, but also has an appreciation of conservation and design.

Geoff has a particular interest in the preparation of Development Briefs which provide a valuable context for delivering key development sites, allowing developers and local authorities to assess the planning principles for sites at an early stage, thereby streamlining the decision-making process.  

Geoff is a keen golfer, swims regularly and still plays squash at least twice a week, but in his more relaxed moments, indulges in an eclectic appreciation of music.