BSc, PGDip, MRICS
Sam qualified as a general practice Chartered Surveyor in 2004. Between 2002-2012 he worked as a development surveyor for multidisciplinary surveying firms including Drivers Jonas and Cluttons advising public sector and private clients. His surveying experience also encompassed all areas of planning, property management, landlord & tenant, project management and valuation.
In 2013 Sam gained a Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) in Conservation of Historic Buildings at Bath University, before moving into heritage consultancy. He was subsequently an Associate Director at RPS CgMs, and more recently at Turley, before joining the Built Heritage Consultancy in January 2018. He is an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Historic Building Consultants (IHBC) and a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).
Sam’s main areas of expertise include:
Detailed and strategic advice to clients and the design team on adaptive re-use of heritage assets, working collaboratively to optimise each scheme and minimise heritage planning risk. Sam’s background as a Chartered Surveyor and Development Surveyor often assists in this process.
Pre-application and post-submission negotiation with Local Planning Authorities, Historic England and the Amenity Societies.
Research and writing of Heritage Statements to support pre-application discussions and justify schemes at application stage.
Appeals, including Written Representations on heritage matters.
Enforcement work involving detailed archival research, pre-app meetings, design team meetings (including potentially with client solicitors as necessary), scheme progression advice, heritage statement, submission of LBC application, and liaison with conservation officer until determination.
Assessments of Listability: assessing buildings against the Principles of Selection for Listed Buildings (2010) where ‘spot listing’ is proposed.
Thorough understanding of the relevant statutory duties under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act (1990) and the relevant planning policy and guidance requirements (e.g. NPPF, NPPG etc.) for the historic environment.