Paul has lived in the Norwich area since 1977, although he was for a time responsible for setting up and running a branch office in Manchester for a number of years, from 2001. Originally from Dewsbury in Yorkshire, he moved around the country before his parents settled in Ipswich. Having finished school, he immediately went to work for a number of Councils in the area before moving to Norwich.
He has had over 40 years experience in Town and Country Planning, of which 25 was in Local Government. In February 1998, he joined Carpenter Planning Consultants and made a Director in March 2000. In March 2004, CPC merged with Bidwells and he assisted in a programme of expanding the planning consultancy part of the business and establishing new offices.
Paul is the Associate Partner / Architecture & Planning for the Brown & Co office in Norwich. His core skills are promoting sustainable development and delivering planning permission on a wide range of sites. Paul is currently a national judge for Planning and Placemaking Awards, and is a member of the Building Growth sector group advising New Anglia LEP on the delivery of its Strategic Economic Plan.
In his free time, Paul can be seen either golfing or gardening (sometimes combining the two!) and holidaying on cruises.