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Gerald Sweeney National Planning Board Chair

Gerald is both a chartered town planner of Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and a chartered surveyor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). He has over 25 years’ experience in town planning, public policy and environmental advice on complex development projects throughout the UK. He joined WYG following the acquisition of Alliance Planning in September 2014, and has also held senior roles in Drivers Jonas, GVA and Wardell Armstrong.

Gerald is Chair of WYG's National Planning Board, responsible for the leadership of our planning practice, with an extended role that includes line management responsibility for Built Heritage and Urban & Landscape Design.

His clients include many FTSE 100 companies, national developers and landowner, government bodies, funders and national institutions for whom he has led multi-disciplinary teams in the delivery of large-scale projects. He also has particular experise in environmental impact assessments for major developments, from issues relating to strategic site allocations to specific advice on master planning and development opportunities.