Meet Our Team

The driving force behind Fuller Long is the ability and experience of our specialist team. We provide a bespoke service, with a specific focus on matching the strengths of our individual consultants to the project and location.

Clare Preece

Planning Consultant

With over 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors, Clare has extensive knowledge of the planning process to assist clients in achieving a positive outcome. Clare gained an honours degree in Geography at the University of Hull in 2000. Whilst working at the London Borough of Bexley as a planner, she studied part time at the University of Westminster and obtained an MA in Town Planning in 2005.

Clare has worked at a number of London Borough Councils including Southwark and Islington. She also worked for five years at a private planning consultancy in Melbourne, Australia where she was promoted to Senior Associate.

Clare’s extensive experience has involved dealing with many Local Authorities and clients. She has worked on a range of schemes including residential developments, mixed use schemes, change of use, schools, householder developments and residential care homes. Clare’s experience includes progressing proposals through the pre-application stage, negotiating with Councils, coordinating consultants, writing planning statements and project managing planning applications. She has dealt with planning appeals, representing both Local Planning Authorities and clients at informal hearings and written representations, S106 and discharge of conditions. She has successfully obtained Certificates of Lawfulness for existing and proposed use developments, including assistance with drafting affidavits and prior approval applications.

Andrew Rudge

Heritage Consultant

Andrew is a full member of the Institute Historic Buildings Conservation (IHBC) with nearly 20 years’ experience of work within the heritage, design and planning sectors.
Andrew has worked for Local Authorities, as a lead heritage and design advisor, as well as for Historic England and some of the UK’s biggest engineering consultancies. He has also worked in the commercial archaeological sector, managing archaeological projects and specialising in buildings archaeology and environmental archaeology. This has given Andrew a cross-disciplinary understanding and knowledge of the heritage and development sector, with particular expertise in the provision of strategic advice and practical research in relation to development in historic contexts, the assessment of heritage values and experience of the sustainability and climate change agenda.
Andrew also has extensive experience of historic buildings conservation, in particular managing change to listed buildings and conservation areas and the delivery of new design within sensitive contexts.
As a motivated and adaptable professional, with a creative and constructive approach to work, Andrew is able to provide clients with robust, informed advice, and a solution led approach to support proposals from inception to completion.

Jack Taylor

Support Services

Jack completed a degree in Geography from the University of Reading in 2019 following which he joined Fuller Long's Support Services Team. Since then Jack has worked to streamline and improve Fuller Long's systems and processes allowing our planning and heritage consultants to work more efficiently.

In 2020 Jack began a master's degree in spatial planning and development at Henley Business School with the University of Reading. During this time he has continued to work with Fuller Long part time, assisting the Support Services Team with client support, credit control and marketing.

Josie Roscoe

Heritage Consultant

Josie has worked as a heritage consultant in the UK since 2013, gaining experience in a wide range of projects. Part of her experience includes carrying out visual impact assessments for larger development schemes to accompany planning applications for sites within or near designated heritage assets such as conservation areas, world heritage sites, listed buildings and scheduled monuments. She also has experience in smaller scale projects and is proficient in the preparation of Heritage Statements, including schedules of significance, morphological plans, impact assessments and policy justification. On a practical side, Josie has excellent knowledge of architectural styles and construction methods from different periods, which enables her to advise on suitable methods of repair and produce comprehensive schedules and method statements. Part of her experience also includes providing a comprehensive scope of heritage services to support appeals, including appeals against Listed Building Enforcement Notices, some leading to LPA rebuttals and Public Inquiries.

Prior to her career in the heritage sector in the UK, she relocated to Italy for two years where she worked as an architectural assistant and later took on various freelance projects. Her work there focused on the conversion of 17th and 18th century agricultural buildings. Her background in architecture and experience in the heritage sector puts her in the ideal position to assist and advise on development schemes that affect the setting of heritage assets and design proposals on listed buildings. During the design process, Josie will be able to provide feedback, highlighting opportunities for heritage benefits and ways to minimise impact to help formulate schemes that respect the sensitivities of a site. She also regularly provides guidance on reinstatement of lost original features through archival research, photographic evidence or scholarly interpretations as well as providing design feedback on contemporary designs within a heritage context.

Virginia Gillece

Heritage Consultant

Virginia is a full member of the Institute of Historic Buildings Conservation (IHBC) and a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Her background as a surveyor means she has commercial property experience in a wide variety of sectors from industrial and retail through to licensed premises and hotels. Her interest in architectural history led her to reading for an MSc in Architectural Conservation and her work in the heritage sector began with the National Trust. Subsequently, Virginia has worked as a heritage consultant in the private sector, bringing her cross-discipline experience to provide pragmatic heritage and design advice on a wide range of projects from small domestic properties to grand country houses as well as large mixed-use developments. She is experienced in providing detailed heritage statements to support listed building and planning applications which offer the best chance of success for any project.

Kelly Anthony

Planning Consultant

Kelly is a chartered town planner and member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) who has worked in local government and private consultancies. She has 17 years of town planning experience and began her planning career as a planning officer in a London Borough working initially in planning policy and then in development management.She then moved into the private sector working for PRP Architects and Savills where she managed a diverse range of planning applications, appeals and development appraisals for a broad client base. Kelly’s international experience includes planning and public realm projects in Dubai and Sharjah, UAE.

Her experience includes securing planning permission for householder developments, changes of use, alterations and extension to listed buildings and major residential & mixed-use developments (300+ units). Kelly has in-depth experience of the planning appeals process and has worked on a range of planning appeals including written representation, informal hearings and public inquiry appeals.

Hannah Walker

Heritage Consultant

Hannah is a heritage, conservation and design specialist with a wide ranging knowledge of the planning system and development management process. After gaining a BA(Hons) in History from Pembroke College, Oxford she secured an MSc in Historic Conservation from Oxford Brookes University, cementing a longstanding interest and passion for architectural history and the built environment.

Much of her 19 years of experience has been gained in the public sector, offering a valuable insight for clients into the planning process from a local authority perspective. Roles in Kent at Ashford Borough Council, at the London Borough of Lambeth and more recently at the London Borough of Camden have led to an in-depth understanding and knowledge of heritage planning policy, rural and urban development issues and a huge variety of building typologies and architectural styles, with a particular focus on London terraced houses from the 17th century onwards.

Hannah can provide advice and guidance on proposals for listed buildings, offer design input on development in conservation areas and prepare the heritage statements that are regularly required by local authorities. Her experience includes involvement in complex redevelopment schemes in sensitive historic environments, major refurbishment and extension projects on listed building and appearances as an expert witness at public inquiry.

Lisa Cordina

Support Services

Lisa has over 20 years of experience covering all areas of running an efficient office and business, from sales support, customer services, accounts, HR, general office administration as well as marketing.

Having started her career working within a print management business that transitioned to a specialist software development business, specifically catering to retailers. Supporting the Directors and business operations in the UK, Europe and Australia. Providing key account management to clients such as Waitrose, Pret A Manger, Mothercare, The Range and Harveys.

Lisa joined Fuller Long in 2019 to lead our Support Services Team in all aspects of business operations and client support. Our Support Services Team provides customer service assistance to our clients with initial enquiries, proposals, billing and general queries, as well as administration assistance to our planning and heritage consultants.

Ryan Fuller

Managing Director

Ryan is an experienced Planning Consultant and Managing Director of Fuller Long. His main aim is to help clients achieve their goals by delivering expert town planning advice as early in the planning process as possible.

On graduating, Ryan joined Surrey Heath Borough Council, where he gained valuable experience in the day-to-day functions of a Local Authority. After spending time in the USA, he then moved to a successful private-sector planning consultancy, where he helped advise a wide range of clients managing to use his first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of the town planning system to his advantage.

He became a freelance planning consultant and co-founded Fuller Long with James Long in 2010, creating a co-operative of independent chartered town planners and property professionals. Over the past eleven years, he has spearheaded the business’s direction and growth, working on numerous residential and commercial schemes while also establishing the company’s Heritage & Listed Building consultancy capabilities.

Having worked in both the private and public realm, Ryan has worked on projects ranging from commercial, residential, leisure and mixed-use developments, through to strategic housing, site promotion, conservation area planning permission, listed building consent and many different changes of use applications. Clients include landowners, developers and retail and leisure operators, as well as charities, housing associations, local government and community groups.

Today, Ryan continues to lead and grow Fuller Long’s in-house and experienced freelance planning teams, each equipped with the diverse, complementary skill mix needed to deliver comprehensive planning and heritage services. By matching the individual team members strength and experience to each project and location Fuller Long operates as a truly bespoke company, with a clear focus on creating a smooth and collaborative planning experience for every client.

Miriam Volic

Heritage Consultant

Miriam has spent most of her professional career in architecture and design as well as conservation and historic buildings, in both the UK and overseas public and private sectors.

From 1989 to 1997 she worked as a design architect in various London practices, before collaborating with Heritage Architecture on various projects; she joined the practice permanently soon after and stayed for 11 years, becoming a Senior Associate responsible for the managing and expansion of the London office. Miriam became an independent heritage consultant in 2012 and has worked as such ever since.

Her expertise spans a wide range of services, from providing heritage advice and preparing heritage documents for planning submissions for public- and private-sector clients to negotiating with local authorities and Historic England Heritage, as well as producing schedules of significance, visual impact assessments, architectural drawings and feasibility studies.

Miriam is an affiliate member of the IHBC as well as member of DOCOMOMO UK.

Miriam’s practical experience of undertaking archival research, recording buildings and site surveying facilitates the detailed assessment and interpretation of historic buildings and areas. Her skills in the analysis and assessment of historic buildings and areas, alongside her ability to liaise closely with clients and other key stakeholders, often enable issues with the historic environment to be resolved as early as the pre-application stage.

Keith Hargest

Planning Consultant

Keith has over 30 years of professional planning experience as a chartered planner and chartered surveyor in all parts of the United Kingdom as well as in the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Having started his career in planning authorities in the north east of England, he then moved on to join consultancies in Birmingham and Scotland. His experience encompasses a very wide range of commercial, leisure, retail, tourism, business, transport, minerals and residential developments. This includes diverse projects ranging from small-scale extensions, advertisement consents and discharge of conditions through to major developments including retail park development, major distribution warehouses, urban extensions and new motorway and light rapid transport schemes.

Keith’s skills include environmental assessment, retail, leisure and economic impact assessments, planning law (in England, Scotland and the IOM), research into planning practice and managing multiple specialist consultants for major planning applications and developments. As well submitting a plethora of planning applications Keith has been involved in numerous planning appeals both acting as an expert witness and also in the advocacy role presenting cases at public inquiries and hearings. His clients include landowners, developers, retail and leisure operators, planning authorities and central government.

Nicky Ottaway

Planning Consultant

Nicky studied Town and Country Planning at University of the West of England from 1993. She Gained an Honours Degree in 1996 and graduated with distinction with a further Honours Degree in Town Planning in 1997. Nicky has gained over 25 years experience in the private sector since graduating. In 1997 she joined Robert Shaw & Partners, Chartered Surveyors in Guildford as a Graduate. She was elected to full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2000.
Following the merger of the Company with Vail Williams in 2003 she accepted the Partner’s invitation to become an Associate of the Practice. Following a brief career break in 2010 following the birth of her daughter Nicky joined Fuller Long.

Nicky’s extensive experience has involved dealing with many different local planning authorities throughout England & Wales. Throughout her career she has gained professional competence in all areas of planning, including planning applications, advising on complex enforcement matters, planning appeals (both written representations and hearings), liaising with and assisting other professional disciplines, preparation of applications for Certificates of Lawful Use including the drafting of affidavits and compilation of evidence, and instructing Counsel though Direct Professional Access to the Bar.

Fiona Flint

Planning Consultant

Fiona is an experienced town planning consultant having worked in private consultancy in both London and Manchester.

After obtaining an Honours degree in Geography at the University of Glasgow, Fiona returned to undertake a Masters degree in City Planning and Regeneration. Following completion of her Masters Fiona started her planning career in London with Savills, before moving onto CBRE in Manchester. Fiona has extensive experience of working on a broad range of planning applications including householder applications, listed buildings, green belt development, changes of use, large scale commercial and residential schemes, as well as sports developments and educational institutions. This has involved working with a range of clients from individuals to housebuilders, private developers and charitable organisations.

In addition to the above, Fiona has also worked on a number of planning appeals and has experience of discharging planning conditions and negotiating planning obligations. Fiona is a motivated and driven planner with a strong track record of securing positive planning outcomes for her clients.

Stephanie Brennan

Support Services

Stephanie has over 17 years of experience covering all areas of running an efficient office and business, from customer services through to key account management. Having started her career working within a large blue chip business that transitioned from customer services through to over 15 years experience of Key account management. Stephanie managed large companies utilities such as Vodafone and Walmart, Stephanie foresaw the gap in the market for more mid-market business and oversaw the set up of mid-market team focusing on businesses such as Church of England, The Royal Household and Housing Associations.

Stephanie joined Fuller Long in 2021 to provide Specialist Client Support for our clients providing a high level of customer service assistance from enquiries, proposals, billing and general queries, as well as administration assistance to our planning and heritage consultants.

Katherine Stronach

Archaeology Consultant

Katherine has over 10 years’ experience in the commercial heritage and planning sector. She has worked on a number of high profile sites and projects, either leading as a senior archaeologist and heritage consultant or working within interdisciplinary teams. She also has experience working on some of the largest infrastructure, energy and housing archaeology sites in the UK, as well as small scale developments. Her experience working across multiple disciplines offers a unique, pragmatic approach which she has developed from the ground up.

Katherine has extensive experience providing archaeological advice and background research for changing land uses, setting boundaries and buffers, designated sites and landscapes, and meeting with statutory bodies on behalf of clients to secure discharge of archaeological conditions. If your project is in need of heritage and archaeological assistance then Katherine can surely help.

Richard Turnbull

Planning Consultant

Richard is a Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and has over 20 years worth of experience in Development Management with local planning authorities. He enjoys all areas of town planning, however he particularly enjoys dealing with schemes in Green Belt and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Richard has expanded his planning knowledge into related issues including heritage, employment and community facilities and has an excellent record with planning appeals, particularly in written representations and at hearings. Richard has a wide understanding of the development process which helps him to find positive outcomes and solutions throughout the pre-application and application processes, making him the ideal person to be involved in your case. He is also very effective at negotiating and engaging with community groups.

Sophie Bell

Archaeology Consultant

Sophie is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

She has worked as a heritage consultant since 2018, gaining experience in a wide range of projects throughout England. Her main role has been to provide detailed Historic Environment, Heritage and Archaeological Desk-Based Assessments, Caves Assessments, and Ridge and Furrow Assessments to support a variety of schemes. She has also provided heritage input towards the production of Parkland Management Plans and Conservation Management Plans. She has experience undertaking consultation with stakeholders, and managed geophysical surveys and archaeological fieldwork on behalf of clients. Prior to starting her career as a Heritage Consultant, Sophie received a degree in Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge and specialised in the archaeology of Early Medieval monastic foundations, but since graduating she has worked on a range of projects covering all archaeological periods.