Rob was a founding Partner in Peacock & Smith when the company was formed in 1984, following a career which encompassed New Towns, Local Government, the House Builders Federation and consultancy. Rob led Peacock & Smith until 2007, since when he has remained as a full time consultant to the Company.
Rob continues to advise private sector clients on a wide range of planning issues, including residential, commercial, sports related and rural developments, together with mineral extraction and waste disposal. Proving that planning is wide ranging and rarely stands still, his recent successes range from obtaining permission for a major film studio, hotel and education complex, to devising a successful initiative for privately managed affordable housing in rural areas. He continues to project manage major projects and extend his record of giving evidence at over 300 Planning Inquiries and Hearings.