Ian joined John Spain Associates in 2017. Ian graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 with an Upper Second-Class MA (Hons.) degree in Town & Regional Planning. Ian continued his studies at the Queen’s University Belfast, graduating in December 2010 with an MSc. with Commendation in Spatial Regeneration.
Ian returned to Scotland to begin work in the onshore renewables industry in Aberdeenshire as a Planning & Environmental Consultant. He gained considerable experience in conducting feasibility studies, site appraisals and securing planning permissions for wind farm projects.
Ian qualified as a Chartered Member of the RTPI later that year. Ian’s experience comprises all facets of planning, including site promotion through the local development plan process based primarily in residential, commercial and retail land uses, managing planning applications and appeals and client representation at oral hearings and committee meetings.