Consultant Profile Cornwall

Influence Planning is headed by Paul Bateman, Principal Planning Consultant. A Technical Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and currently an elected member of its General Assembly, for 2011/12.

He has a proven record of success in representing private, residential and commercial development clients, public authorities and communities, in every aspect of the planning process. 

Paul carries the respect of his colleagues in the private and public sector due to his excellent legislative and policy knowledge and his advocacy and negotiation skills are widely admired.

Paul has an established reputation amongst Cornwall’s landowner, development and commercial community including through his previous employment as a Truro based consultancy Director and his Local Government experience.  He provides bespoke training in planning issues to associated professionals.  Paul is also a member of the Country Landowners Association and Federation of Small Businesses.

Consultancy Profile Cornwall

In addition to advising on the potential of land and buildings for development, Paul also has extensive experience in representing clients in making planning applications and at appeals, where he has also represented developer, communities and local authorities including as both advocate and professional witness.

Paul is determined to promote the right development in the appropriate location and will assist clients in bringing this to fruition, by working with the relevant authorities and community to ensure that the proposal has the best opportunity of success.

If he is not available at the office, Paul Bateman adopts a truly flexible approach to client contact by having constant remote access to his e-mails, and is separately available on 01872 858010.


Influence(noun) – the power of one to exert an effect on the behaviour, thinking or actions of another.

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