CDN Planning Ltd was established in 1989 with the aim of providing specialist planning and development skills and the application of that expertise to improving our towns, villages and rural areas.

CDN Planning has a sound track record in providing professional services for clients in both the public and private sectors, particularly working alongside local authorities.

CDN Planning utilises its close links and long standing professional relationships with local authorities, public agencies, developers, communities and private individuals operating throughout Wales and England to ensure an effective and successful service is delivered.

CDN Planning’s directors and staff are skilled planning and urban design professionals who are committed to providing a personal and professional service. As a team, we have considerable experience in town planning, urban design, landscape design, sustainable development and urban regeneration.

CDN Planning has represented land owners, house builders, community groups, community councils, local businesses, local authorities, and other clients building a strong reputation for achieving success.

  • Attention and advice from a dedicated professional team
  • Specialised expertise providing in-depth, quality planning and urban design services
  • Creative approach to problem solving
  • Collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach
  • Constructive and clear communication
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Track record of success and a timely service
  • Understanding the significance of local issues and their influence on planning matters
  • Experience of local authority and central government environment, service commitments, objectives and procedures
  • Market awareness through a range of private and public sector projects
  • Highest professional standards through membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and on-going professional development, education and information gathering.

The Team

  • Graham Carlisle

    Graham Carlisle (MRTPI) has almost 50 years town planning experience including extensive development control expertise and an excellent working knowledge of planning law and related case law. Graham has over 30 years experience as a planning consultant and prior to that led development control teams in a local authority, Graham advises a wide variety of clients from both public and private sectors. He has acted for clients at numerous planning appeals, including public inquiries, and is equally comfortable in undertaking the roles of expert witness and of advocate. Graham has also served as a contract Inspector to An Bord Pleanála (the Irish Planning Appeals Board). Graham has a BA in Geography from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in planning related research from Swansea University.

    Email: graham.carlisle@cdnplanning.com

    Phone: 01792 830238

  • Amy Ravitz-Williams

    Amy Ravitz- Williams (MRTPI) has over 10 years experience as a town planner with both public and private and UK and international experience. In addition to town planning, Amy is also a skilled project manager having led a number of planning related projects for the New South Wales government as part of a PMO. Amy returned to CDN Planning in September 2018 after spending a number of years working for the Department of Planning and Environment in Sydney where she held a number of roles in both the development control and strategic planning teams including most recently managing a large scale urban regeneration project for the creation of 36,000 new homes. In addition to technical work, Amy has held a number of advisory roles providing interpretation and guidance to senior executives in the public service and ministers in relation to planning related issues. Since being at CDN, Amy has been able to use her negotiation and issues management skills to work on a number of complex projects and developments. Amy has a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and an MSc with Distinction in Planning Practice and Research from Cardiff University. www.linkedin.com/in/amyravitzwilliams

    Email: amy@cdnplanning.com

    Phone: 01792 830238

  • Sivan Ruvio

    Sivan has extensive experience in financial and office management in the manufacturing and service sectors. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office, ensuring that invoices, client agreements and payments are made and overseeing all aspects of office management.

    Email: sivan@cdnplanning.com

    Phone: 01792 830238