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David Carter Joins Tyler Parkes



David Carter joined Tyler-Parkes in May 2021. He is a chartered town planner with extensive experience on a wide range of planning matters ranging from individual sites to regional levels. Most of his experience has been in the West Midlands but, more recently involved working as a consultant with public sector clients in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Luton and, most recently working for Government as a Planning Inspector.


He joined Birmingham City Council in 1986 and, in 2014 retired from the position of Head of Planning and Growth Strategy. Prior to joining the City Council, he worked for the former West Midlands County and Wolverhampton Councils. In 2014, he established his own business to provide expert advice on a freelance basis.


At Birmingham City Council, he was responsible for the preparation, monitoring and review of City-wide planning policies and liaison with the other local planning authorities in the West Midlands. This included preparation of the Birmingham Development Plan and involvement in a number of high-profile public inquiries, examinations and projects. He was also responsible for leading work on the economic aspects of the former Regional Spatial Strategy. Following the revocation of the regional tier of Government, he led the LEP Spatial Planning Group leading on a new-style strategic spatial plan.


In 2015, he was contracted by Luton Council as strategic planning manager to work on their Local Plan which he helped successfully steer to adoption in late 2017. He was subsequently contracted by the London Borough of Waltham Forest to help advise on the preparation of their local plan. He continued in his consultancy role until joining the Planning Inspectorate in mid-2019 where his workload concentrated on S78 planning appeals.


David holds a BSc in Town Planning and a MSc in Industry & Public Planning Policy. Outside of work David’s time is mainly spent with his family, travel and on the organisational side of motorsport including officiating at events.

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