Amanda has over 14 years of experience in Planning and Environmental Law.  Her career has spanned being a solicitor for private law firms as well as for the Environment Agency and Bristol City Council.  Her knowledge of planning law is extensive, and together with the experience from both sides of the planning process, enables her to deliver the results clients need.  Amanda’s specialities include advising on enforcement issues and Certificates of Lawfulness, appeals (including advocacy), as well as assisting clients in s.106 negotiations.  Amanda is also active in the local community being a member of Soroptomists International and chairing the Independent Domestic Abuse Forum for North Somerset.

Louis is a Chartered Planner with the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) with over 11 years experience in the public and private sectors. Louis began his career in local government with Plymouth before living and working in New Zealand in Auckland's City Centre Team. Upon his return to the UK, Louis chose to work in the private sector as a planning consultant and has since built up a varied portfolio of successful work across the South West and beyond.

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Mark Heppenstall

A former Senior Planning Enforcement Officer, Mark has 14 years of experience gained from working in the Planning Department at North Somerset Council.

During his time with North Somerset Council Mark advised people on planning and enforcement matters covering a wide range of activities including guiding people through all of the various stages of the planning process, helping people to resolve enforcement issues, dealing with all types of notices and undertaking appeal work.  Mark has also acted as an official witness at Public Inquiry hearings and at prosecution proceedings brought before the courts.

Mark is a former member of both NAPE (the RTPI affiliated Network for Planning Enforcement) and the South West Federation of Enforcement Officers.

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