Sven is a licentiate member of the RTPI. He joined Parker Dann from Brighton and Hove City Council where he was a Planning Officer dealing with urban regeneration projects for mixed use schemes, backland housing development and change of use applications.
His route to planning has been less conventional than most and as such be benefits from a broad range of experience and is able to perceive planning issues from the aspect of different stakeholders. He has a degree in Ecology and Conservation from Sussex University, and spent his early career working for nature conservation charities focusing on development proposals, sustainability and strategic planning, before moving on to work as a self-employed Ecological Consultant.
He is well versed in the political aspect of planning having spent eight-year spell as a City Councillor at Brighton and Hove City Council. He retains a special interest in environmental issues, including Biodiversity Net Gain, and work relating to habitat and landscape proposals.