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David Howel is a qualified town planner and urban designer, with over 15 years experience in consultancy and private residential development, including at senior management and director level.  Working with Clarendon Planning & Development Ltd now provides an integrated planning, design and development service with access to landscape, transport and other specialised consultancy services.  A collaborative working relationship with John Gilbert Architects, also allows for tailored approaches to bespoke individual or community-group led housing projects including self-build.


David has a combination of planning, development and urban design knowledge and skills with on-going research interests in housing design and delivery approaches.  Expertise includes urban design and planning appraisal, design briefs/frameworks, development strategy, Development Plan promotion including housing land supply analysis, applications, appeals, estate options appraisals, development land identification, land negotiation and acquisition, financial appraisal, project design team management and co-ordination and legal negotiation.





MA (Upper Second Class Hons) Town Planning (Heriot-Watt University)

MSc (Distinction) Urban Design (Strathclyde University)

MRTPI (Member of Royal Town Planning Institute)





Member of Urban Design Group

Member of Town and Country Planning Association



Previous Roles


Extensive experience pre and post professional qualification, including Land and Planning Director at Baronial Properties Limited (2 years), Land and Planning Manager at Miller Homes Limited (7 years), Land Buyer at Tay Homes Limited (1 year) and Planning Consultant at Farningham McCreadie Associates (3 years).