Duncan joined Cratus in July 2018 and is the Director of the Planning team in the Northern Home Counties region which covers the area from the Thames Valley through to the Thames Estuary, including the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.
Duncan typically advises clients across the Northern Home Counties region around Local Plan site allocations and planning applications. In over eight years of working as a consultant to clients in the built environment sector, Duncan has advised large housebuilders such as Crest Nicholson, Taylor Wimpey and Wates, high street businesses such as Metro Bank and Starbucks, school academy trusts, hotel groups, extra-care housing providers, student housing developers, NHS trusts, energy companies and data centre providers.
Prior to working in planning communications, Duncan worked as a solicitor for two leading City law firms specialising in Real Estate Finance work and as a researcher in the European Parliament. Duncan has been a Conservative Party councillor in the London Borough of Hillingdon since 2014. During this time he has served as the Chairman of the Conservative Group, as the Vice-Chairman of one of the Borough’s Planning Committees and most recently as the Chief Whip of the ruling Conservative Group. Duncan was also a candidate for Westminster City Council in 2010 and served as a member of the Conservative Party’s City Future Steering Group (2006-2009). Duncan was educated at the University of York (B.A. History) and the College of Law.
Contact Duncan for advice on planning communications across the Northern Home Counties region.