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Sharing my love of planning with regards to property development in England. I am not a chartered town planner, or an accountant, financial advisor or solicitor. I am however a developer who loves planning and enjoys reading the NPPF, GPDO and other such documents with four letters….. I do hold a qualification in Funeral Directing (old family business) and hold a press pass when I used to photograph premier league football. Neither of these will help you in your town, but I hope my knowledge and experience will!
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