About Matthew Green
Matthew is a planning consultant and former MP with a remarkable record of success in planning appeals. He appears regularly as an expert witness at Public Inquiries, Informal Hearings, Magistrates Court cases, Crown Court cases and cases in the High Court. He has appeared at over 250 planning appeals since 2005 and his work encompasses, but is not limited to, land use, built environment, enforcement cases, caravan sites, camping sites and certificates of lawful use. Between 2001 and 2005 Matthew was the Member of Parliament, and was appointed as the Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning.
He set up Green Planning Solutions LLP in early 2006, which evolved into a partnership in April 2007, and further into Green Planning Studio Ltd in 2013. Green Planning Studio is now a successful Planning Consultancy specialising in gaining planning consent in areas of constraint, experienced in all types of planning.
Matthew will be setting out how Green Planning Studio can help landowners and potential landowners identify how they can maximise the planning opportunities on their sites. They can identify existing uses and show how a certificate of lawfulness can open up the potential of sites. Green Planning Studio are at the forefront of emerging case law which gives their clients exceptional opportunities not open to them from conventional planning strategies.