About Matthew Green
Matthew is a planning consultant with a remarkable record of success in planning appeals, appearing regularly as an expert witness at Public Inquiries and Hearings and Court cases. He’s appeared at over 350 appeals since 2005. His work encompasses land use, built environment and enforcement cases. In smaller public Inquiries Matthew can also act as an advocate.
He set up Green Planning Solutions in 2006, which evolved into Green Planning Studio Ltd in 2013.
Matthew has worked on numerous housing projects throughout England and Wales ranging from single units to 300 dwellings. He has expertise in assessing whether Councils have a five-year land supply of deliverable housing land.
He has particular expertise on different types of caravan sites, on land uses, on certificates of lawful use and on enforcement matters. A client described Matthew as ‘the planning equivalent of that solicitor who gets everyone off their speeding fines.’
Matthew will be setting out how Green Planning Studio can help landowners and potential landowners identify how they can maximise the planning opportunities on their sites. they can identify existing uses and show how a certificate of lawfulness can open up the potential of sites. Green Planning Studio are at the forefront of emerging case law which gives their clients exceptional opportunities not open to them from conventional planning strategies