The two founding Directors of CMA Planning are Charles Moran and Tim Gaskell, both who are Chartered Town Planners and members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Tim Gaskell

Tim Gaskell started his career in a rural local authority determining applications, giving him an excellent understanding of development pressures and opportunities. He then worked for a retail planning specialist before moving to a multi disciplined practice which gave him a strong commercial perspective. Before joining CMA he worked for several years at Hepher Dixon (now part of Savills) dealing with complex and often controversial urban regeneration projects. He has a good understanding of EIA legislation and procedure issues as well as affordable housing. Successes include securing permission for a 25 storey development in Shoreditch and the new Met Office HQ in Exeter.

Tim’s specialisms also include giving expert witness evidence at Public Inquiries, dealing with issues such as loss of employment floorspace, density, affordable housing, family housing, height, design and conservation issues and Section 106 matters. He has also written for trade journals and spoken at conferences / workshops on planning matters.

Charles Moran

Charles Moran worked in enforcement and development control departments in an Inner London Borough, giving him an excellent planning and legal background and first hand experience of urban development issues. Following this, he worked for several years at Hepher Dixon leading a team of planners dealing with complex planning projects. Over the years he has built up excellent contacts with a number of planning authorities as well as property professionals in all fields. His business drive and client focus lead him to establish CMA Planning in 2006.

Charles is an excellent negotiator of planning matters and Section 106 provisions and can add commercial value to planning strategies. He also has considerable experience in advising on site purchases and CPO issues. Successes include giving expert witness evidence at Public Inquiry and securing permission from the Secretary of State for a 200 unit mixed use development at the Windmill Trading Estate in South London and obtaining permission for the 900 unit Deptford Wharves scheme.

Sally Styles

Sally Styles has worked in both in the private and public sectors of planning since 2000 which has enabled her to develop a thorough understanding of the planning system and in particular development management processes.  She worked in the Central London Planning team at Jones Lang LaSalle and then with specialist Central London planners Moseley & Webb (now part of Gerald Eve) for a number of years providing her with significant experience advising a wide range of private and public sector clients throughout all stages of the planning process.  Her comprehensive understanding of the planning system enables her to provide strategic advice that maximises development opportunity and value.

Sally has expertise in relation to large scale and complex residential, commercial and mixed use developments throughout London.  She advises on a wide range of projects, including high density developments, mixed use projects and schemes with sensitive heritage context.