Steve is an Executive Director at Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), National Head of LSH’s Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure (PR+I) team, and also leads the Town Centre & Economic Regeneration team. He has over 30 years’ experience providing planning, regeneration and commercial property consultancy advice on a wide variety of retail and town centre issues for regional planning bodies, local planning authorities, developers, investors and operators. His expertise ranges from the preparation of evidence-based town centre visions, action plans and regeneration strategies - informed by wide-ranging stakeholder & community engagement - to securing funding and permissions for major mixed-use schemes. Since 2020 Steve and his team have successfully advised on the preparation of Town Investment Plans (TIPs) for his clients to help unlock funding from the Government-backed Towns Deal Fund. He has also advised on Future High Street, Welcome Back & Levelling Up bids. Steve is a member of Revo (and sits on their Strategic Board and Regeneration Committee), and an Expert Adviser to the Government’s High Street Task Force. He is also a member of the Association of Town & City Management (ATCM); and chaired the annual RTPI conference on retail and town centres for over a decade.
National Head of Planning, Regeneration + Infrastructure (PR+I) at Lambert Smith Hampton
PhD, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - 1992