Tom is a Chartered Town Planner at MZA Planning with over 3 years of experience in the private sector. He enjoys preparing planning appraisals on properties and assets all over the UK and has experience submitting a wide range of planning applications.
Tom graduated in 2018 from Henley Business School at Reading University with a Masters in Spatial Planning & Development. Prior to this, Tom gained his undergraduate degree in Architecture & Urban Planning at Newcastle University. Tom is a visual thinker and enjoys mapping out planning strategies. He has a passion for airspace development and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to develop existing real estate.
Away from the planning desk, Tom enjoys playing Padel Tennis, reading autobiographies, and making Victoria sponges. Tom’s dream project is to secure planning permission for Padel Tennis courts all over the UK.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
The ability to fly, so I can see my favourite cities from a bird’s view, that would be epic!
What are two things still left on your bucket list?
1. Kruger National Park in South Africa: I would love to have the opportunity to see wild elephants first-hand.
2. Bungee Jump off The Contra Dam in Switzerland, as seen in the film GoldenEye.
What is your guilty pleasure?
A slice of treacle tart with Madagascan custard, oh yummy!
What was your nickname growing up?
Weserwack – my friends from school still call me this!
What is your favourite place in the world?
Udaipur, India. I spent a week there during my gap year and had an absolute ball. The city is built around some beautiful lakes and is simply a magical place for any tourist to visit.