Craig is a Chartered Town Planner with over 30 years’ experience in the public and private sector. Craig joined Heaton Planning in 2015, and his responsibilities include: the submission of Planning Applications; providing professional planning advice and co-ordinating appeals including preparing written evidence and site appraisals. Prior to joining Heaton Planning, Craig worked as Planning Manager for UK Coal for 14 years in the Surface Mines Development Team responsible for a team of eight professionals for the design, co-ordination and submission of Planning Applications for surface coal mine development throughout the UK. . Before joining UK Coal, Craig worked for over 20 years as a Planning Officer for both Leicestershire and Derbyshire County Council. During that time Craig was the lead officer in the preparation of the Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Waste Local Plan and was the case officer for a number of major Planning Applications for minerals and waste development.