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Sean Lewis gains promotion and MRTPI status

February 14, 2017 5:23 pm Published by

Tetlow King Planning (TKP)  is delighted to announce that Sean Lewis has been elected for Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), with MRTPI status. This status is the ultimate qualification for the profession, awarded exclusively by the RTPI. Upon graduating from the University of the West of England, and following work in London and at TKP Sean was successful through the Licentiate Assessment of Professional Competence (L-APC) and was elected as a Chartered Town Planner at the beginning of February 2017.

Whilst he awaited his L-APC results, Sean was also promoted from an Assistant Planner, to a Planner. Sean joined TKP in April 2015 and has been assisting colleagues with the submission of planning applications, contributing towards the day-to-day managing of the South West HARP Planning Consortium work, and independently managing smaller applications and objections in the office.

Notably, he was successful in his objection to a residential extension in Frenchay village, North Bristol resulting in a refusal of a planning application. On behalf of the neighbouring residents, Sean sensitively and successfully justified that the proposed rear extension would result in substantial harm to the residential amenity and privacy upon the neighbouring property, and future occupiers of the house. As the applicant submitted revised plans, he was successful on two occasions, in identifying the overbearing impacts of the rear extension and the significant reduction in daylight that would be achieved in the neighbour’s living area. Sean maintained regular contact with the Case Officer handling the application, and gave frequent advice and reassurance to the neighbouring resident on the relevant planning considerations.

Sean also had an active involvement in an approved planning application for four dwellings on a disused garage in Stratton on the Fosse, Somerset. As well as providing frequent planning advice to the client, Sean also justified the relevant planning considerations for the scheme through the preparation of a Planning Statement. Within his Statement, he identified the Government’s keen desire to make the best use of brownfield land, demonstrating that the provision of housing on this former motor services site complied with local and a national objectives.

James Stacey, Director congratulates Sean on his recent achievements and his new MRTPI status and wishes him all success in his future town planning career.