Simon McKay


Director, Chartered Planning Consultant (SJM)

Simon has spent the last 20 years honing is knowledge primarily within the field of Planning. He began his career as a Local Authority Planning Officer; during his time in the Public Sector, he worked at Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Epsom & Ewell Councils. His knowledge in Planning Policy, Strategy and Method makes him one of the experts in his field.

Acknowledging a gap in the level of advice, professionalism and knowledge with home owner and budding developers, he began the SJM journey in 2012. Working from home as a one man band, Simon quickly earned a name for himself as the local ‘go to’ Planning Consultant.

Simon graduated from the University of Reading with a BSc in Geography in 2005 and subsequently obtained his MSc in Town Planning from South Bank University in 2012 whist working as a Planning Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Simon became professionally recognised by being inducted as a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2016.

Simon has a craving for travel and has been fortunate enough to have undertaken expeditions within the Arctic Circle, and to the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia. As well as holidaying with his wife to Vietnam and Thailand.


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