Richard is a Chartered Town Planner with over 16 years’ experience in Local Government. He started his planning career in Cardiff, working first in Policy before moving across to Development Management. After a brief stint in the Private Sector working for a property consultancy in Bristol he moved to Kent. He is currently the Chief Planning Officer at Sevenoaks District Council, having previously been Head of Planning at Elmbridge Borough Council in Surrey. Outside of work he is a runner, swimmer and junior rugby coach.