Ian P.Butter BSc (Hons) FRICS
"Since starting in the profession I have worked for
small, medium and large practices, in
My expertise has taken me all over Britain, often dealing with sensitive planning issues in both town and country, and I have been employed by a diverse range of individuals and organisations, national and international companies and even on one occasion, a Saudi Arabian Prince. The idea for this website developed out of an appreciation of how complex the planning system can be for the lay person. It is not that easy to understand for professionals either! I have endeavoured to try and simplify (or at least demystify) as far as possible and provide helpful links to guide you through the various processes and procedures. I hope you find this website of assistance. Ian”
Ian Butter BSc is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors within the Planning & Development Faculty. Ian has been retained by a number of 'blue chip' national and international companies and he also lectures on a range of planning and development topics.
Having completed an Honours Degree in Geography, he began his professional career in the Westminster office of a national private practice. In 1982 he relocated to Preston in Lancashire to assist in opening their northern regional office.
During the late 1980's Ian worked in the planning team of a large Manchester firm, before joining a former colleague as co-Director of their own practice based in Yorkshire; where he specialised in planning and development advice to the leisure industry. latterly Head of Consultancy for Rural Solutions, a Rural Regeneration practice based at Broughton Hall in Yorkshire.
Ian has now
established his own consultancy, 'The Rural & Urban Planning Consultancy' (
operating throughout Britain.
has now established his own consultancy, 'The Rural & Urban Planning Consultancy' ( www.ruralurbanplanning.co.uk ) operating throughout Britain.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Ian is active in RICS matters and was Chairman of
the Lancashire Branch for the second time (1999 - 2000) having been elected as
Chairman previously in 1993-4. He has also been North West Regional Chairman of
the RICS Planning and Development Division (1992-1994).
Age : 54 (2011)
Status : Married (to Julie in 1986)
Having been a keen rugby and hockey player for
school, college and several clubs, Ian now maintains a watching brief from the
sideline. Well the club bar to be precise! An accomplished orienteer and
competent yachtsman, Ian is also an enthusiastic private pilot with a passion for vintage aircraft. I an is Chairman of
the Blackpool Lifeboat Station and on the crew as a Deputy Launching Authority.
He also sits as a non-executive Director of the RICS UK World Regional Board and
as a contributor and Board member of RICS iSurv Planning.
an is Chairman of the Blackpool Lifeboat Station and on the crew as a Deputy Launching Authority. He also sits as a non-executive Director of the RICS UK World Regional Board and as a contributor and Board member of RICS iSurv Planning.