Mark Southgate

Director of Major Applications and Plans

Planning Inspectorate

Mark is Director of Major Applications and Plans at the Planning Inspectorate, responsible for the administration of national infrastructure planning applications, local plans and major planning applications under the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, as well as the Inspectorate’s Environmental Services Team that deals with Environmental Impact and Habitats Regulation Assessments.

Mark is a chartered town planner with 30 years’ experience in local government, non-governmental organisations and central government agencies. He has degree in Geography, a post graduate degree in Town Planning and a Certificate in Ecology and Landscape.


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