THE PLANNING TEAM
BSc (Hons) MRICS MBIAC AssocRTPI
Tom joined Lambert & Foster in 2013. He is Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a full member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) and an Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). As a highly organised and meticulous consultant he prides himself in dealing with contentious planning cases. Tom also sits on the National Fruit Show General Committee.
Outside of work Tom plays hockey and cricket when he can escape from his three daughters and wife! He also enjoys being outdoors, learning about trees and walking and working his spaniels.
BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI
Gary is a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with an RTPI-accredited Masters degree in Planning Policy and Practice. Gary joined the firm in 2014. In his approach to work, Gary combines an acute understanding of legislation and planning policy with the procedural requirements of Councils. He specialises in housing and residential development, with work ranging from the conversion of buildings under permitted development rights for private clients to larger housing developments with housebuilding clients. Gary works closely with the L&F agency department to generate onward sale of property generally at significantly increased values. Outside of work Gary is an avid Arsenal fan and a keen footballer, having played at a competitive standard, and takes pride in having scored in the first round proper of the FA Cup!
BSc (Hons) MRICS MARLA
Tim joined Lambert & Foster in 1994 and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1996. He studied at De Montfort University, having been educated at Lancing College. Born in Tenterden and having lived all his life in East Sussex and more recently Kent, he knows the local area well. Tim originally trained as a building surveyor and specialises in planning and development work. He is an RICS Registered Valuer. Outside of work Tim enjoys shooting, vintage tractors and has a private pilot’s licence and is often in the skies carrying out aerial surveys!
Katie joined Lambert & Foster in 2010 after completing a Masters in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural University. She is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) a RICS Registered Valuer and a fellow of the Central Agricultural Association of Valuers (CAAV). Katie specialises in rural planning and valuations, carrying out work for Secured Lending, Tax and Planning purposes.
Katie lives on her family farm in East Kent where they farm a mix of arable, sheep and beef with a pedigree Sussex herd. Outside of work Katie is a keen tennis player and enjoys outdoor pursuits.
BSc (Hons) PGDipSurv MRICS FAAV MBIAC
Dan grew up and worked on his family beef and lamb farm in West Kent before completing his undergraduate Geography degree at the University of Bristol in 2006. Having worked for 13 years at a Sussex based Chartered Surveying Firm, Dan moved to Lambert & Foster in 2020. Dan qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 2010 and as a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2011. Having advised clients on a range of rural professional and agency matters, Dan now tends to specialise in rural and agricultural planning, as well as valuation, utility and compensation work. Dan is also an RICS Registered Valuer and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC).
Outside of work, Dan has a young family which keep him rather busy, but when time allows, Dan is a keen cyclist and runner and likes nothing more than a cycle tour of a European mountain range, or more closer to home, taking the kids on a few laps of Bedgebury Forest!