Des PurdyPhD, BSc (Hons)
Head of Ecology

Des has thirteen years’ experience working in the fields of conservation and wildlife management in both research and teaching posts. He holds a Natural England Protected Species Survey Licence for Bats, Great Crested Newts and a Dormouse license and is actively involved in species conservation work through a variety of local and national organisations. He has particular interests in dormouse and bat ecology. Des is committed to providing integrated solutions to ecological & environmental planning issues and European Protected Species licensing, which support the needs of both development and biodiversity alike.


Laura CoxBSc (Hons), MA, MRTPI, MIEEM
Associate Director

Laura attained a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Greenwich, followed by a masters degree in Town and Country Planning from the University of the West of England. 

Laura has over 15 years of relevant experience, working in environmental and landscape planning.  As a Chartered Town Planner and a Full Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, Laura can provide professional advice which is pragmatic and responsive to commercial pressures, to enable development in environmentally sensitive locations.


Justin PackmanMPlan (Hons), MRTPI
Associate Director

Justin started his career as a local authority planning officer before moving to the private sector in 2005.

Based in central London, Justin was involved with commercial and mixed use developments for Rapleys LLP before joining Pro Vision in 2008.

Justin works across a wide range of sectors but is particularly interested in heritage planning and rural redevelopment. He is experienced in the preparation of planning applications, planning appeals and the promotion of sites through the development plan system. 

Justin has represented clients at local plan examinations and planning appeal inquiries and hearings. He has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) since 2006.