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Ian Walmsley MCIJ DipFD is an experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.

In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.

He now speaks around the UK at property meets, mentorship groups and private companies as a developer/planning geek.

As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction with a GDV in excess of £40 million

A chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planning authorities!’.  He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change! 

You can visit his website at https://PlanningGeek.co.uk


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