Steve Thwaites

Consultant Planner

Consultant Planner

Steve Thwaites


01483 760086


'Up North' (Warrington)




BSc (Hons), DipEP, MRTPI


Golf (enthusiastic rather than expert) & season ticket holder at Woking FC (ever the optimist...)


Steve brings a lot of experience and authority to his advice. 35 years as a planner, with 18 of those as a Chief Planning Officer at Waverley BC. As well as dealing with a variety of case work (town centre redevelopments, airfields, poly-tunnels, traveller sites, enforcement etc), he understands how planning departments work. He has also been a technical adviser to SERPLAN and SEERA on transport and environmental issues. We estimate his signature has appeared on over 40,000 planning decisions…!

Since leaving local government 6 years ago, Steve has worked for many clients as Cogito Consulting Ltd – primarily in the Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex area. Projects have ranged from:

He can work flexibly on his own or a part of a team. He has his own network of support professionals to assist with a planning issue.

You may find his early advice very helpful on emerging projects – provided under his simple ‘call-out charge’ service.

Recent clients include:

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