Nicky studied Town and Country Planning at University of the West of England from 1993. She Gained an Honours Degree in 1996 and graduated with distinction with a further Honours Degree in Town Planning in 1997. Nicky has gained 15 years experience in the private sector since graduating.
In 1997 she joined Robert Shaw & Partners, Chartered Surveyors in Guildford as a Graduate. She was elected to full Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2000. Following the merger of the Company with Vail Williams in 2003 she accepted the Partner’s invitation to become an Associate of the Practice. Following a brief career break in 2010 following the birth of her daughter, Nicky joined FullerLong Planning Consultants as a Senior Consultant and in 2012 accepted the offer to become a Partner of the Practice.
Nicky’s extensive experience has involved dealing with many different local planning authorities throughout England & Wales. Throughout her career she has gained professional competence in all areas of planning, including planning applications, advising on complex enforcement matters, planning appeals (both written representations and hearings), liaising with and assisting other professional disciplines, preparation of applications for Certificates of Lawful Use including the drafting of affidavits and compilation of evidence, and instructing Counsel though Direct Professional Access to the Bar.