Steven Abbott

Steven is a seasoned professional who has been in planning since 1975. He formed the Practice in 1989. Before doing so he worked in local government in the Midlands, South East and North West.

Steven deals with all aspects of planning and is regularly a key player in multi disciplinary teams on major or complex development schemes.

He acts for many high profile clients with wide ranging interests. Most of his activities are site specific but he has for many years offered advice on particular subjects or issues.

He has long standing relationships with many people. Whilst Steven’s client base is predominantly in the North West, sites can be anywhere in the country.

Steven is proud that the Practice is retained by Booths (food stores). He has been heavily involved with that Company since 1994.

By way of another example of his portfolio, he is currently leading proposals for an urban extension on the edge of Clitheroe on behalf of The Trustees of The Standen Estate.

He also has input into or oversees many commissions being undertaken by others in the team at any time. These jobs reflect the wide range of work being undertaken by the Practice including the spheres of residential and various forms of commercial development.

Steven has an extensive network of professional contacts in planning, development, law, surveying, architecture, transport and a host of related environmental consultancies.

Naturally, Steven continues to play a full part in the day to day management of the business and its development.

He welcomes new opportunities to promote high quality development regardless of scale.