PURE TOWN PLANNING Director, Chartered Town Planner, experienced town planning consultant and all round nice guy.

Matt is driven and loves to get a result. He likes nothing better than adding to his list of planning permissions (yes he does have one). Matt has a winning smile and a pragmatic ability for steering a planning application gently through the system.

Matt was born in Poole, Dorset and was educated in Wimborne. He went on to gain a BSc (Hons) degree in City and Regional Planning from Cardiff University and later added a Masters in Housing. Having completed his work placement in a Bournemouth consultancy, Matt knew that this was the place for him and returned to embark on his professional town planning career.

During his time in planning consultancy he has dealt with a range of planning applications and planning appeals of varying scales predominantly in Dorset and Hampshire although has handled planning cases throughout the country. Matt’s knowledge and experience of the local area is of great benefit to clients and he has developed a strong working relationship with the local authorities. His biggest asset to clients is his high success rates which he feels can be attributed to two things; first, a well thought out and presented planning application and secondly his negotiating style in which he aims to work with the local planning authority in arriving at a mutually agreeable scheme, avoiding the need for costly appeals or revised applications.

Outside of work, Matt is a keen golfer and currently plays off a handicap of 15. If there are any fellow golfers out there who fancy catching up on the latest news in the planning world over a round of golf, then do get in touch with Matt, but be warned, he’s extremely competitive!

Matt Annen | 01202 585524 | 07557 448584 | matt@puretownplanning.co.uk

RTPI Chartered Town Planner Matt Annen Pure Town Planning