Pure Town Planning Director, experienced town planning consultant and knowledgeable chap.

Dan has a particular interest in the technical side of planning and likes nothing better than getting into the minutiae of planning policy or some obscure planning legislation. Formerly a designer, Dan is skilled on the electronic drawing board and has been known to create simple nice-looking site plans as well as keeping all the firm’s documents looking swish.

Dan grew up in the Wiltshire countryside. He originally trained in Product Design at Bournemouth University and dabbled in designing domestic goods for the likes of Hotpoint and Dyson. A spell editing maps at the Ordnance Survey in Southampton persuaded him to seek a different path. He retrained as a Town Planner at the University of Reading where he obtained a Master of Science degree with Distinction and was awarded a prize from the Royal Town Planning Institute for his academic work.

After qualifying, Dan rose rapidly through the ranks of private sector planning consultancies along the south-coast in Southampton, Ringwood and Bournemouth – planning assistant, assistant planner, planner, senior planner, associate… including a couple of years on the inside of one of the country’s leading retirement housing developers. Dan has enjoyed working on projects large and small right across the country. He relishes getting his teeth into the finer points of planning law and is particularly adept with appeals.

Dan lives in Winchester, Hampshire with his wife and their three children.

Dan Wilden | 01962 435050 | 07984 804109 | dan@puretownplanning.co.uk