Ryan Snow


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Helping to deliver planning approval for development schemes across the Home Counties


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Ryan Snow is an Associate based in our Hook office and joined Bell Cornwell at the start of 2023. Ryan is instructed on planning appraisals, applications, appeals and provides advice and services at all stages of the process.


Ryan has worked on a wide range of proposals varying in size and complexity within the residential and commercial sectors. He specialises in development management and his experience in planning enforcement, policy and heritage matters enable him to provide his clients with pragmatic solutions to their projects. Much of his work has been within the Home Counties, particularly Surrey, often involving Green Belt, AONB or isolated locations, where a more strategic, phased approach is required to maximise the development potential of a site.


Having started his career as a planning enforcement officer at Waverley Borough Council, Ryan then moved to become a planning officer and subsequently a senior planning officer, dealing with a wide range of applications across the borough. In 2017, Ryan joined a planning consultancy based in Surrey, where he dealt with everything from certificates of lawfulness, planning applications, appeals and s.288 High Court challenges. He then headed up a Planning and Land Team for a SME Developer, specialising in high end residential development in London and the Home Counties, before moving back to consultancy. Working client side has provided him with a greater understanding of projects from the developer’s perspective.


Ryan studied his undergraduate BSc Geography (Human and Physical) degree at the University of Reading, before obtaining a MSc in Planning Practice and Research from Cardiff University in 2012. Ryan is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.