Osian joined DPP in early 2016 from another planning consultants based in Cardiff, having over 10 years’ experience in both private consultancy and local authority sectors. He has significant expertise in the residential sector along with the commercial and regeneration areas. These give him a well-rounded view of planning which is vital in a constantly developing field.
Osian has an in-depth knowledge of Cardiff, having lived in the City since moving to study City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. He therefore has an in-depth knowledge of Cardiff, the University itself, and the main student areas of the City. Since moving to DPP Planning, Osian has been intrinsically involved in a number of projects on behalf of the University. He was responsible for the applications to change the use of the Strength and Conditioning Gym on Park Place to allow Costa and Subway to retain their presence at this prominent location. He was also involved in the application for The Centre for Student Life, attending Team Meetings, assisting with managing the submission of the application and attending the public exhibition (thereby being able to make use of his Welsh language skills). Osian also undertook similar role with the Cardiff University Innovation Campus development on the Maindy Road Campus.
His experience gathered over the years working within Local Planning Authorities and in Cardiff itself has resulted in being able to develop close working relationships with a number of senior officers and have an excellent understanding of the Policy position. His experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams, means that he is capable of managing planning applications from inception through to approval and to gain the best possible result for the Client.