Owen Devenport Ltd now have a specialist Agricultural Division within the company - Owen Devenport Agricultural - which incorporates another rural planning practice, David Collier Rural Planning. This is an amalgamation of expertise that is probably unrivalled in terms of a planning service to the farming industry in Wales and the English Borders.
Owen Devenport have been advising farmers and those involved in the industry since their inception 14 years ago. Our Director, Jamie Bradshaw, is originally from Cumbria and has extensive knowledge of rural development issues from his Geography Degree at Bangor University, and has throughout his time in practice been involved with many different rural based developments and has been the key specialist on Rural Enterprise & farm diversification applications in the company.
Our Senior Planning Consultant and former Director, Berwyn Owen, was a Chartered Surveyor with Bob Parry & Co and moved on to become responsible, as Assistant Director of Property Services, for Anglesey County Council's estate of 150 smallholdings.
DCRP's principal, David Collier, is a Chartered Town Planner who worked for the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales for more than 30 years, a decade of which was spent as its national planning adviser. David has extensive experience of agricultural and horticultural development and farm diversification projects. He has appeared at planning inquiries in Wales and England, and in his previous role influenced permitted development rules and rural planning policies.
David Collier will be working alongside us as Owen Devenport Agricultural aims to provide the best possible service to farming clients on both sides of Offa's Dyke.
For more information on David Collier Rural Planning see collier-ruralplanning.co.uk
With a range of offices in North Wales and Shropshire, Owen Devenport Agricultural are able to serve the whole of Wales as well as the English border counties. This is an unrivalled professional service covering a geographical area that is rich in farming history. This new amalgamation of expertise can offer the services of no fewer than 4 Chartered Town Planners and a Chartered Surveyor and so can offer planning advice at the very highest level. The farming community can feel confident that they are well served by a blend of personnel that have their roots in rural planning.