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Paul Connelly is a Director at LDA Design and a town planner with 22 years’ professional experience. He heads the Planning team and is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s comprehensive and multidiscipline Planning Offer.
Paul is a well-regarded leader of complex development projects and his positive approach to planning and plan-making has delivered strategies, consents and ultimately built schemes across a range of sectors including public and private regeneration, development of port, harbour and railway lands, infrastructure and a variety of energy technologies.
Paul takes a very constructive and persuasive approach to planning that combines management of planning risk with optimisation of planning opportunity, achieved through proper understanding and creative integration of context, environment, design, viability and communication. Paul has applied the approach successfully on numerous EIA development projects covering wind turbines and solar farms to port expansion, urban extensions and urban renewal programmes, and has applied a similarly comprehensive approach in his portfolio of public sector growth strategy work, in England and Wales.