Meet the Team
Our planners are either chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute or licentiate members, as well as members of the Urban Design Group. Jeremy is also a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.
We work in collaboration with our clients to provide bespoke solutions focusing on delivering successful outcomes and maximising value. Our approach combines local and national knowledge of the property and development industry, providing our clients with an unrivalled understanding of what is required to make their schemes successful.
Bluestone Planning was originally established by Jeremy in 2006. He is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and British Institute of Agricultural Consultants, with over 25 years’ experience in planning consultancy. Jeremy advises on all aspects of planning, including development plan matters, commercial housing, rural, retail and leisure development, neighbourhood planning, applications, appeals, enforcement and high court challenges.
His clients have included national house builders, developers, local authorities (planning and property functions), asset management companies, charities, action groups, landholding estates and trusts. His experience ranges from small and medium scale housing and commercial schemes to large scale master-planned developments, infrastructure and renewable energy projects and commercial expansion programmes. He has a wide experience of working in many of the local authority areas across the UK.
Sharon de Brú
Sharon de Brú is a Partner of Bluestone Planning and a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Sharon has worked as a town planner and urban designer since leaving University in 1996. Her time has been spent working for both small scale and multi-national consultancies, with a period of five years working for the public sector in development management and sustainable transport policy.
Sharon has dual planning and urban design skills and has been involved in planning and design work relating to large urban extensions and mixed-use schemes, down to small individual residential sites or commercial properties. She has also written residential design guides (including the original guide for Vale of White Horse in 2009, undertaken numerous Conservation Area appraisals, prepared masterplans and many development briefs and urban design frameworks.
In addition to working on behalf of national house builders and developers, Sharon has spent a considerable proportion of time working on large scale projects for and on behalf of Local Authorities and community groups including Neighbourhood Planning.
Laura Joined Bluestone Planning in December 2020 as our Office Manager and brings over 20 years experience in Office Management, Executive Support and Operations. She supports us all at Bluestone Planning with a wealth of knowledge surrounding Office Management, Finance , HR and Recruitment.
She ensures the smooth operation of the business and handles all things 'non-planning' related, from ensuring the continuous flow of coffee to all processes and procedures.
Hannah Wiseman is an Associate Planner at Bluestone Planning and a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Hannah has worked in Planning since leaving University in 2005 and has spent 16 years working within the public sector across several different Local Authorities in that time in both rural and urban districts in the Oxfordshire area. This has provided Hannah with experience and a strong understanding of local government planning, the application of planning policy and complexities of the planning system.
Hannah has experience in development management and enforcement having dealt with a wide range of planning matters including large scale housing schemes as well as small to medium scale housing schemes, self builds, conversions, listed building matters, commercial and rural developments, including farm diversification and equestrian schemes and rural workers dwellings.
Hannah is able to advise on a wide range of both planning and enforcement matters and processes and has worked on planning statements, planning and enforcement appeals, and certificates of lawfulness applications. Hannah also keeps up to date with legislative changes in order to provide the most appropriate and effective advice in terms of relevant application types, changes of use and application requirements.
Lyana is a Principal Planner who is an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. She specialises in both Planning Enforcement and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) matters, successfully representing clients through ongoing cases, appeals and providing formal advice. She has extensive experience in managing planning appeals through written representations, informal hearings and public inquiries.
Lyana has recently lead on multiple larger schemes of up to 30 dwellings and has worked throughout the London Area, South East, Thames Valley and the Midlands. She has successfully obtained permissions for multiple developments for homeowners, developers and housebuilders through her planning strategies and strong planning cases.
Lyana began her planning career within the Planning Enforcement team at Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils (now Buckinghamshire) and moved to the private sector in 2019, taking on a wide portfolio of work. She continues to successfully manage a wide range of residential, commercial and agricultural development applications and is clear in her communication between specialists, local authorities and clients.
Panos Konidaris is a Planner at Bluestone Planning. Panos joined Bluestone Planning in 2019, following completion of his Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) accredited MSc in City Planning at University of Glasgow.
During his time at Bluestone, he has been involved in various projects, including site appraisals, preparing planning statements and submitting planning applications, liaising with local planning authorities and consultants.
Lately, he has become more involved with the neighbourhood plan process, where he is assisting with the preparation of desktop evidence for character appraisals and landscape assessments.
Panos has specific knowledge of the Local Authority areas across Southern England as well as the Scottish planning system.
Charlotte Joined us as a Graduate Planner & Urban Designer in 2021. she completed an undergraduate degree in BA Urban Design, Planning and Development, and a postgraduate degree in MA Urban Design at Oxford Brookes.
She has a keen interest for landscape and ecology which has encouraged her to purseu her career in planning and urban design, to connect people back to nature.
Alyssa completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Architecture at the Univeristy of Oregon and postgraduate degree with an MSc in City Planning and Urban Design at Queen's University Belfast.
She hopes to work on revitalising public spaces that people want to spend time in and designing for a strong, sustainable future. She looks forward to exapnding her knowledge on neighbourhood planning as well as other residential projects.
In addition to our list of private clients, please see a selection of our commercial clients below.
Developers & Housebuilders
Amcor Property Limtied
Ash Contracting Limited
Persimmon South Coast
Copper Beech Homes Ltd
Bulk Head Properties Ltd
JCH Hanney Ltd
Glenmar Developments Ltd
Jack B Developments Ltd
Barnes Gold Asset Management
Forest Fuels Limited (Renewable Energy)
Commercial Energy Limited (Renewable Energy)
Cambridge Econometrics Ltd
Coach House Vets Ltd
Country Estates (Shrivenham 100, Cromwell, Calleva, Kingsclere Business Parks)
Stannah Lifts Holdings Ltd
Highworth Business Park Ltd
NAP Grab Hire
UK Assets Management (London) Ltd
Barnes Gold Asset Management
Quinque Stellar Holdings Ltd
Construction Study Centre
Oakwood Enterprise Park
Brunel House / Mortimer Station Business Park
Home Spring Ltd, North Houghton
Target Fixings, Hermitage
Public Sector & Community
Architects & Consultants
Thames Valley Police
Oxfordshire Fire Service
All Nations Church Vauxhall
Church of God Southall
St Leonard's Oakley
St James's of Rudry
St James's Streatham
St Mary's Church Bloxham
St Paul's Church Banbury
Swindon Evangelical Church
St Mary's Purley
Greyfriar's Church, Reading
Center for Applied Carmelite Spirituality
Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance and Education
Oxford Diocesan School Trust
The Hayes Christian Conference Centre
Oxfordshire County Council
Vale of White Horse District Council
Test Valley Borough Council
Gosport Borough Council
Wycombe District Council (Buckinghamshire)
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maria Cook Trust
Brize Norton Primary School
Mortimer St Mary's Junior School
Queensway School Banbury
Bradfield Village Hall
Tynedale Community School
Little Chalfont Village Hall
Various Parish and Town Councils - See Neighborhood Plans
Turnkey Design Partnership Ltd
Weaver Khan Architects
BHP Harwood Architects
Matthewson Waters Architects
Tom Gristwood Architects
Fluent Architectural Design Services
Simon Davenport Associates Ltd
Steven Johns Design
Rural & Agricultural
Tourism & Leisure
Dropshort Farm, Drayton
Black Acres Farm, Goosey
Downs House Farm Partnership, East Ginge
Napper Farm Services, West Hagbourne
Oakwood Farm Mentmore
Bury Farm Equestrian Centre, Slapton
White Horse Stables, Goosey
Moor Mill Farm, Uffington
Wharf Farm, Uffington
Lopemede Farm, Long Crendon
White Leaf Golf Club
The Swan Inn Lechlade
Trees Nightclub Swindon
Bowmoor Sailing Club
Great Shefford Inn
The Plough PH, Great Coxwell
The Crown, Shrivenham
Cotswold Water Park (various)