IWA Planning Advisory Panel

IWA has a Planning Advisory Panel to assist our branches, waterway groups and members with planning problems and issues affecting the waterways. The Panel is able to offer professional advice on a wide range of planning matters including Development Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, Planning Applications and Planning Appeals - or just provide an opinion on whether planning permission is required. 

The Panel is as follows:

Bob Dewey MRTPI : IWA Honorary Consultant Planner
Ed Gittins FRTPI : IWA Honorary Consultant Planner
Phil Sharpe BSc. C.Geol. FGS : Chair & Planning Officer : IWA Lichfield Branch

This service can support wide range of planning matters affecting the waterways and their management and restoration. Should you wish to contact the Panel, please do so in the first instance via iwa@waterways.org.uk.


A great place to start finding out about planning matters, is our Planning Guide, which includes an overview of the Localism Act in November 2011 and the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012.