BA (Hons), DiP UP, MRTPI
Russell graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Geography and Planning Studies in 2001. Prior to joining Woods Hardwick Planning in 2004 he worked as a Development Control Officer at Mid Bedfordshire District Council gaining valuable public sector planning experience. Russell completed a part time Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning in 2005 and become a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2006. He was made an Associate Planner in 2008 and became Director of the company on 13 May 2011. Russell has experience in leading a variety of projects in all areas of town planning. In particular he has been heavily involved in the promotion of sites for allocation in emerging Development Plan Documents under the development plan system brought about by the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.