Steven Pattie

Senior Planner
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Steven joined Vail Williams’ south coast planning team in 2022 from Chichester District Council.

He has over 17 years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors as a Chartered Town Planner and has worked as a planning consultant for clients based across the south coast.

His experience includes mixed-use, commercial, residential, industrial, renewable energy and aviation development projects.

Steven specialises in providing planning advice and managing clients’ portfolios of sites, through the planning processes. By way of promoting land for development through the local plan, neighbourhood plans, SHLAA and SHELAA processes as well as managing the submissions of pre-applications, planning applications and appeal processes.

He began his career as a planning consultant in the West Midlands where he worked as a lead consultant coordinating multi-disciplinary teams on a range of major and complex planning applications.

Steven enjoys achieving aims and objectives for sites on behalf of clients, with a firm focus on overall strategies. To deliver this, he pays attention to knowing and understanding the details which can often lead to delivering bespoke solutions.

For example, through identification of site-specific constraints and engaging those matters in a positive way, to help steer proposals, layouts, designs and detailed solutions, by problem solving on a site-by-site basis.

Outside of work, Steven enjoys outdoor pursuits including camping, hiking and kayaking as well as keeping fit by swimming, cycling and team sports. He also enjoys spending time with family, attending sport events and live comedy.

Key Skills

  • Town and Country Planning Advice
  • Planning application lead
  • Promoting land for development through Local Plan
  • Master Planning
  • Pre-application
  • Public consultation
  • Positive promoter and problem solver
  • Planning appeals
  • Public and private sector experience
  • Adaptable and intelligent forward thinker