Our experienced team is an important part of our success.

Steven Barker - Director (Managing)

MA (Cantab) MA MRTPI

Steven has an academic background in both geography and environmental planning. He has spent the majority of his professional career in private practice following periods working for both a Borough and County Council.

He has considerable experience of numerous and varied proposals including applications, appeals and input in to the Development Plan process. These have varied from large scale residential, commercial and leisure schemes to more modest developments of all kinds and have included a wealth of interesting end uses including a maggot farm! He has extensive knowledge of planning processes and planning law and particularly relishes the forensic examination of planning policy. He is an experienced professional witness at Hearings, Public Inquiries and Development Plan Examinations.

Gae Parry - Director (Consultant)

BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI

Prior to entering private practice, Gae spent a number of years working in Local Government. The experience she acquired has given her a valuable insight into the workings of Local Planning Authorities, including the political aspects of proposals, which has subsequently benefitted her approach to her clients' work.

 

Since establishing Barker Parry with Steven Barker she has dealt with a wide range of planning proposals both large and small including residential and commercial proposals. She is well versed in planning law and policy and is also renowned for being very frank with clients, with the aim of seeking to ensure that their projects are given the best chance of success. She is an experienced professional witness at Hearings, Public Inquiries and Development Plan Examinations.

Liz Fitzgerald - Director

BA (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI

Liz joined the practice in 2017. She has had many years’ experience of Local Government, most recently as a Development Manager. This was followed by two subsequent years in private practice before joining Barker Parry. Her extensive insight into the processes and practices of Local Planning Authorities is highly valuable, enabling her to ensure that her clients are guided through the planning system in an appropriate and ethical manner.

 

Liz has an extremely wide-ranging knowledge of planning law and procedure. She deals with a variety of planning matters and has expertise in managing the planning process for a broad spectrum of large developments, both residential and commercial. She is an experienced professional witness at Hearings, Public Inquiries and Development Plan Examinations.

Nicola Morris - Office Manager

Nicola joined the firm in 2012. She has a diverse background which has included management and finance. She leads the administrative function of the firm and ensures the smooth running of the business. Nicola is the first port of call for any enquiries.

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