"We were most impressed by your pro-active professionalism during what was for us a new experience" - Private individual after successfully winning 2 householder appeals for alternative schemes.
“Simon Birnbaum has worked with us on a number of projects and has always provided expert technical planning advice coupled with a commercial, pragmatic approach. He gives an excellent level of service and is truly value-additive. We would highly recommend him” - Eliot Kaye, Director, Puma Investments November 2018
“We have instructed SMB Town Planning Ltd on a number of projects. We have complete faith in Simon's professional capabilities and his determination to try and achieve planning permission. He is reliable, professional and very capable. He works very well with our team of architects and other consultants and is well liked by all of us” – Sacha Schweda Operations Manager, Oxford Match Ltd November 2018
“I have known and worked with Simon Birnbaum for the last 15 years. He is hugely experienced across a range of areas. Simon is a great team player and has an astute grasp of the policy, politics and tactics of planning” - Tim Smith, Partner, Planning Department, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (Solicitors)
“I have known Simon Birnbaum professionally for many years, initially as a planning consultant, then with Tesco Stores Limited, as their Strategic Town Planning Manager, working with him on numerous projects since the mid 1980’s. During that time Simon has consistently demonstrated his in-depth knowledge of constantly evolving planning policies and their application to a variety of challenging situations. He has always applied himself with enthusiasm and tenacity.” - Mike Bedwell, Former Director Waterman Transport & Development Ltd
“I have known Simon Birnbaum and have worked with him on numerous projects. I have always found him to be knowledgeable and professional in his approach to planning matters. He understands the issues, is very good at identifying actions needed and moving projects along, and gains respect for doing so. We have been successful on many projects with Simon and his manner in dealing with other professionals, the public and statutory authorities has, in my view, contributed greatly to that success. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon as a planning professional.”- Kieran Gayler, Partner, Sharps Acoustics LLP
“SMB Town Planning Ltd were instructed to provide town planning advice in connection with our application to relocate the Primary School to new purpose built premises. As the application process moved towards the Council’s determination Simon Birnbaum’s negotiating skills in connection with the conditions to be attached to the planning permission and the accompanying Section 106 Agreement were invaluable. He was involved through the duration of the project and advised on a number of different matters including highways implications and general legal issues surrounding the purchase of the land.” Jeremy Rees,Chairman of the Governors, Noam Primary School