Affordable Housing Consultant
Andrew O’Brien is an affordable housing consultant with 35 years’ experience in both the private and public sectors. He specialises in housing and planning policy, with in-depth knowledge of Government legislation, funding requirements, and the planning appeals process. He has also project-managed housing developments with a varied caseload of both urban and rural projects, resulting in the development of over 7,000 affordable homes in London and the South West.
Increasingly we find that delivering affordable housing can be as important to successful planning applications as mitigation and therefore we are pleased to welcome Andrew O’Brien to the S106 Management team. A core area of his work is to help landowners bring forward their development proposals with a focus on Rural Exception sites. Andrew also provides assistance with Housing Needs Surveys, Neighbourhood Planning, Community Consultation, Town and Parish Council Liaison, and Community Land Trusts.