Stephen Tapper is widely experienced in planning and regeneration having worked for local authorities across the country, including London. This has included all aspects of planning, transport planning and regeneration, which is now reflected in the variety of work undertaken by Stephen Tapper (Planning) Ltd, established in 2014. Recent projects include a town centre planning framework, town centre development, parking standards review and design review. In addition, for the past six years, he has represented a LPA in delivering an urban extension of circa 3,000 homes, with associated social and highways infrastructure, which he has taken from pre-app to delivery. As an Associate of POS Enterprises, Stephen has developed bespoke one day workshops on neighbourhood planning; he reviews neighbourhood plans pre-submission; and he project manages a neighbourhood planning support group for local planning authorities. Stephen is a past President of the Planning Officers Society.