Meet The Team

CDN Planning’s directors and planners 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.

We can provide a truly holistic approach to problem solving, combined with a creative outlook that provides imaginative solutions in a collaborative manner.

Graham Carlisle joined the late Charles North in the late 1980s to launch a new planning consultancy based at Pontardawe in the Swansea valley. Kedrick Davies joined soon thereafter and the company traded as Carlisle, Davies and North until rebranding as CDN Planning. The practice relocated to Swansea, firstly within the new SA1 development, and is now based in the leafy Uplands area of the city centre.

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Graham Carlisle MRTPI (Director) has extensive development control experience and has excellent working knowledge of planning law and related case law. With a local authority background added to 25 years as a consultant, 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.

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Kedrick Davies MRTPI (Consultant) holds a diploma in Urban Design with distinction as well as a being a longstanding member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Whilst working at CDN Planning Kedrick has been engaged for more than 10 years by North Somerset Council, working on the delivery of major regeneration projects at Weston-Super-Mare and Portishead. His urban design background has also seen him lead multi-disciplinary teams involved in major projects in Porthcawl and in the Vale of Glamorgan. Kedrick sits on the Design Review Panel at the Design Commission for Wales. He also has a track record of success on behalf of private clients and developers and is especially interested in sustainable development and renewable energy. His other interests include cycling, tennis and exploring the mountains of Europe.

Kedrick is a Welsh speaker.




Amy Ravitz-Williams MRTPI (Associate Planner) has been working with CDN Planning since early 2015.  Amy has a background in development control, project management and client relationship management in the public sector.  Previous roles include working for the New South Wales Government assessing major development applications and working with significant investors and developers to manage stakeholders in the planning process. She also has experience in property portfolio management and facilities management. Amy has a BSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Planning Practice and Research from Cardiff University School of Planning and Geography.



Christian Rohman (Assistant Planner) joined CDN Planning in May 2015 and specialises in renewable energy development. His previous roles include working as a Renewable Energy Co-ordinator for a local renewables company and as part of the transport management team for a multi-national waste management company. In addition, Christian is also a qualified Green Deal Advisor and Domestic Energy Assessor. Christian has a BSc in Geography from the University of Wales Aberystwyth and a MSc in Renewable Energy and Resource Management from the University of Glamorgan. He is currently studying at the Cardiff University School of Planning and Geography on the MSc Spatial Planning and Development and Development program