About Benson Planning Studio

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My interest in planning, architecture and the built environment developed from a very young age and has been a long standing passion of mine. I am an accomplished, versatile and confident Planner with extensive knowledge and experience of both public and private sectors. I am a highly focused and committed individual with an ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships at all levels. When working as part of a project team I foster a good work ethic to motivate teams towards the successful execution of shared objectives and engaging with the local community to address planning issues.

My career in planning is rewarding in terms that I can make a significant and visible impact on surroundings, peoples lives and society in general. It is an exciting and cutting edge sector were the job and its role is constantly evolving and changing. My approach is to listen and understand my clients’ needs, and provide a bespoke, straight-forward advice to proactively resolve planning issues and drive projects to a timely and successful conclusion

Key Skills

Ability to manage time and prioritise workload to ensure efficient delivery of all aspects of tasks
Highly organised and efficient
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Polite and professional manner
High level of attention to detail
Dealing with difficult situations
In depth knowledge of UK Planning System
Project management

Education & Experience

Qualifications & Education

  • Leeds Metropolitan University (Sept 1998 – June 2001) – BA Honours in Urban & Regional Planning
  • Cottingham High School Sixth Form (Sept 1996 – June 1998 – A Levels in Geography, History, Biology and General Studies
  • Cottingham High School (Sept 1991 – June 1996) – 9 GCSE’s at C & above including Maths, English & Science


  • Compliance Officer
    Hull City Council | 2003 – 2005
  • Planning Enforcement Officer
    Hull City Council | 2005 – 2007
  • Senior Planning Enforcement Officer / Senior Planning Officer (Combined Roles)
    Hull City Council | 2007 – 2010
  • Principal Planning Enforcement Officer / Principal Planning Officer (Combined Roles)
    Hull City Council | 2010 – 2015
  • Planning Manager
    Hull City Council | 2015 – 2016