Our Team

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Andrew Partridge BSc Dip.UP MRTPI – Director

Andy obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography from Coventry University and a post graduate Diploma in Urban Planning at Oxford Brookes University.

He is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1994. Andy has over 30 years professional planning experience. He joined the Practice in 1997, having previously worked in Local Planning and Development Control at Test Valley Borough Council. He became a Director in 2001 and has developed the Practice.

Andy covers a wide range of Town and Country Planning issues with a particular focus on rural issues – particularly country houses, planning design, planning law and appeals.

He has recently been involved in promoting several wineries, houses of outstanding design, a crematorium, a commercial allocation for a local plan, as well as successfully defending at public inquiry an unauthorised dwelling. As well as participating in public inquiries, Andy deals with the full gamut of appeals and has been called as an expert witness in court.


Neil March Bsc (Hons) DIP TP MRTPI – Director

Neil joined the practice in November 2014 and was appointed as a Director on 1 December 2018.

He obtained a BSC (Hons) degree in City and Regional Planning, followed by a Diploma in Town Planning, at Cardiff University and has been a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 2002

Prior to joining the Practice, Neil spent 20 years working in planning for local authorities, starting his career at South Somerset District Council, before moving to New Forest District Council and then Winchester City Council. He has experience in both Development Management and Enforcement, and was the Enforcement Manager at Winchester City Council for 8 years, dealing with a wide variety of planning issues, including Public Inquiries, High Court Challenges, Lawful Development applications and Gypsy and Traveller appeals.

He undertakes a wide range of projects and instructions for private clients and has represented Winchester City Council in a number of complex enforcement appeal cases. Neil acts for clients across a spectrum of urban and rural planning issues and provides planning appraisals, prepares and submits planning applications and represents clients at appeal. He has a specialism in enforcement related matters.


Alice Drew BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI – Director

Alice graduated from The University of Reading with a BSc (Hons) degree in Geography in 2015. She started her first job in Planning at Pro Vision in 2015 and undertook a Masters in Urban and Rural Planning with the University of the West of England. In 2017 Alice joined Barton Willmore where she was involved in a variety of residential, mixed use and commercial projects for both private and public sector clients.

Alice manages her own cases of both urban and rural nature. Her day-to-day work includes undertaking site appraisals to assess development potential, preparation and submission of planning applications and preparation of representations to Local Plan consultations. She also assists other members of the Practice in fulfilling client’s instructions.

In 2020 Alice was elected as a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Alice is a committee member of the Solent Women in Planning branch and is actively involved with organising CPD events in the region for like-minded professionals.

Support Staff

Bonnie Wintle - Director

Bonnie joined the practice in September 2005 and was appointed as a Director in 2023. She has undertaken various financial and administrative training and has extensive knowledge of both SPP and the industry as a whole.

Bonnie makes sure the practice is running smoothly and efficiently with the support of the Administrative team.


Ian Donohue BA, MRTPI, DMS – Consultant

Ian has a Planning Degree from Trent Polytechnic and over 18 years experience in Local Government. Ian joined the Practice in January 2008 and became a Director in 2010 until 2023. He is now a part-time consultant.

He is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1994.

Ian has worked in the Development Control Departments at Portsmouth, Fareham and Havant including six years as a team leader managing minor, major and area teams.

Ian also has a Diploma in Management Studies and extensive experience in analysing planning systems including database management, GIS and document management.

His work at the Practice covers a wide range of planning matters including urban and rural development, enforcement, planning appeals and negotiating with planning authorities.

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Alexandra Webb BSC (Hons) MSc Spatial Planning MRTPI - Associate

Alex graduated with a BSc (Joint Hons) degree in Geography and Urban Planning from Birmingham University and continued to obtain a Masters in Spatial Planning from Oxford Brookes.

She is a Chartered Town Planner and was elected a Member of the RTPI in 2012. Alex has over 16 years professional planning experience in both Local Government and private practice. She originally joined the Practice in September 2007 and left in 2021 to work in in the Development Control Department at Eastleigh Borough Council, before returning to the Practice in 2023.

Her work covers a wide range of planning matters covering both urban and rural development. This includes the preparation and submission of planning applications, development appraisals, applications for lawful development, planning appeals and negotiating with local planning authorities.


Kim Blunt MSc Development Planning – Planning Consultant

Kim joined the Practice in October 2007 having gained a BSc (Hons) in Geography followed by a Masters Degree in Development Planning at the Centre of Planning Studies, at The University of Reading. 

Prior to full-time university study, Kim gained relevant qualifications and valuable experience for more than 20 years in the Healthcare and Health & Safety sectors through her previous career in hospital administration and her role as a part-time fire-fighter. 

Kim handles her own client cases of urban and rural planning issues. This includes the preparation and submission of planning applications, carrying out development appraisals and handling appeals. She also assists other members of the Practice in fulfilling client instructions.


Stephen Wickenden BA (Hons) Dip Arch Cons - Architect

Steve has a degree in Architecture from Plymouth University, a Postgrad Diploma in Architectural Conservation and holds a Certificate of Architectural Professional Practice. Steve has a 25 year career background in architecture having worked for a number of architectural, planning and surveying practices and for himself. He joined the Practice in May 2016 and provides our in-house design and plan drawing service. Steve brings his technical and design skills to bear on client instructions and also undertakes site and building survey work.

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Nikki Windebank - Ecologist

Nikki joined the practice in August 2023, having recently completed a degree in Ecology and Wildlife Conservation at Sparsholt University Centre. In conjunction with her studies, she has spent the last 2 years working in both the private and voluntary sector undertaking a variety of habitat management work, as well as flora and fauna survey work and continues to volunteer for the South Downs National Park Ranger Service. Nikki undertakes Preliminary Ecological Assessments for clients across a range of projects advising on ecological mitigation and improvements and undertaking Biodiversity Net Gain calculations.

Having spent 20 years working in the planning sector, as a Highways Engineer for Hampshire County Council, and as a Planner and Enforcement officer for Winchester City Council and New Forest District Council, and more recently on a consultancy basis for the South Down National Park Authority, Nikki comes to us with a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that ecology can pose to development and is a very welcome addition to the team.

Lynne Evans MA, MRTPI, MRICS – Executive Consultant

Consultant Lynne has a Geography degree from Durham University and a Masters Degree in Town and Regional Planning from Sheffield University. She was elected a Member of the RTPI in 1985 and RICS in 1988.

Lynne has more than 35 years of professional experience, mainly in private practice working on a range of major development projects. She joined the Practice as a Consultant Planner in 2005 dealing with major projects and corporate clients.

Support Staff

Support Staff 

Our support staff are fundamental to the running of Southern Planning Practice and we are lucky to have such a great team. 

Julie Goosey

Julie is our Practice Secretary and joined SPP in 2008. Julie is adept with managing the accounts and all our secretarial needs. 

Jacqueline Rye

Jacqueline is our Receptionist and joined SPP in 2007. Jacqueline will always welcome you into the office with a smile.