Pine Club Golf

The Team

We are Planning and Development specialists: a highly qualified, knowledgeable, experienced and efficient team of professionals. Unlike many consultancy businesses, we directly employ the people who will be leading and delivering your work, which means we can guarantee commitment and manage quality.

When we use affiliates or sub-consultants, we tell you first and, they will be specialist professionals, carefully selected from a small number of partners to complement the skills within our own team.

If you have a general enquiry, please contact us, or you can get in touch with a member of our team directly – just click the name of the person you want to contact.

If you are interested in working for or with Globe, take a look at our careers page.

Phil Scrafton - Managing Director


t: 01522 563 517   m: 07973257853

Phil’s experience encompasses a substantial breadth of planning projects for private and public sector clients. His particular strengths include the presentation and pursuit of development proposals through planning applications and appeals, with an impressively successful track record.

His understanding of the development process coupled with excellent local and regional knowledge plays a key role in the success of the projects he leads. Phil is a Chartered Town Planner with over 35 years’ experience which extends to all planning professional roles including that of expert witness, giving evidence at appeal inquiries and hearings. Phil is a keen negotiator who strives to reach agreement between various parties to achieve the maximum benefits from investment and development.

Phil’s areas of particular expertise include housing, recreation, leisure and hospitality, health related developments, regeneration and community engagement.  Private sector clients include house builders, education and health sector, commercial, hotel and other leisure developers along with holders of strategic development sites.  In the public sector Phil has successfully represented providers of social housing, schools and colleges and a range of healthcare facilities. Phil’s background experience includes managing local authority policy and development control functions and a number of reclamation programmes.  Phil also leads Globe’s joint venture and development activities.

Phil sits on the Local Affairs Committee of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce as Vice Chair and is the Chamber’s representative on the City of Lincoln Council’s Historic Environment Advisory Panel which advises the Council on a range of heritage related matters.

Lizzy Spurr - Business & Finance Director


t: 01522 563 514   m: 07725539186

Lizzy takes a lead on the financial, strategic and operational aspects of the business, alongside overseeing work management across the company. She is Globe’s Quality Manager and has developed and overseen our project delivery processes since developing the systems which saw our successful registration as an ISO 9001 certified organisation in 2011.

Having initially joined Globe as a Research Consultant, Lizzy continues to take a role in client facing work, providing management and research input for more complex projects and schemes requiring strategic oversight. Lizzy’s expertise and ability combines a detail focused approach to the various problems and opportunities that arise with the strategic insight required to tailor approaches to achieve successful outcomes.

A Business Studies graduate, Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and NLP Practitioner, as a consultant Lizzy’s analytical, research and communication skills have been applied in a wide range of projects ranging from the development of national data standards guidance to performance monitoring tools for local authorities. She regularly manages consultation strategies and stakeholder engagement projects for Globe.

James Rigby - Director


t: 01522 563 516   m: 07790137135

James is an experienced chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and takes the lead role in the delivery of Globe’s consultancy services. James has developed extensive experience in leading a number of high profile planning applications in recent years including securing planning permission for various large scale housing, commercial, and purpose built student accommodation schemes.  James is frequently retained by clients once planning permission is granted to oversee and manage the discharge of conditions process alongside discussions and, where appropriate, negotiations in terms of affordable housing and planning obligations.

A keen reader of planning law, James keeps up to date with developments in the courts to advise clients on pertinent case law. This interest has served clients particularly well in several recent appeal decisions where James’ interpretation and reasoning of case law played an integral role in providing Inspectors with sufficient justification to consider the overarching planning balance in a positive light and duly allow the appeals.

James works closely with and constructively leads multi-disciplinary teams to increase the likely success of difficult applications by ensuring the planning and technical merits of individual schemes are thoroughly considered at the outset.

Venezia Ross-Gilmore - Principal Planning & Transport Consultant


t: 01522 563 513   m: 07388345868

A Chartered Town Planner and a Member of the Institution of Highways and Transportation, Venezia holds a Masters Degree in Town Planning and has over 16 years of experience, with most of that being within a private sector consultancy environment. She has worked on many development schemes advising clients in both the private and public sectors on a wide range of planning and transport issues.

Venezia’s skills include the preparation of planning applications, appeal statements and supporting documents, and the production of transport statements and travel plans. She is used to working directly with clients and as part of multi-disciplinary project teams. Her wider experience includes the preparation of technical notes and hearing statements for planning appeals on behalf of local authorities.

As a practicing Chartered Planner Venezia was “Highly Commended” in 2014 by the RTPI in the East Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence.

Oliver Clawson - Planning Consultant


t: 01522 563 519   m: 07769116292

Oliver, who joined the team after graduating from the University of Durham with a BA(hons) in Geography, is a skilled planner working towards chartered town planner status.

Oliver provides consultancy services to clients and coordinates a broad range of planning applications and appeals as well as working closely with the senior planning team on more complex development proposals.

Joe Hall - Graduate Planning Consultant


t: 01522 563 511

After completing a Masters in Urban Planning in 2019, Joe began working full time at Globe after several successful periods of summer work experience with the company while completing his first degree in Geography.

Joe supports a wide range of planning projects and is working towards becoming a chartered town planner while developing a specialism in economic research and analysis.

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