Cornerstone Planning was founded by Alan Presslee in 2009 and driven by a desire to provide practical, cost-efficient and effective planning results with commitment and enthusiasm. Cornerstone brings together an extensive and detailed knowledge and management of spatial and development planning processes, planning legislation and the environment, with commercial awareness and the requirements of clients and other parties critical to delivering successful, sustainable development on the ground.

A Chartered Town Planner for 25 years, Alan draws upon extensive experience in the public and private sectors. For six years Alan was a Director of a leading independent planning consultancy in Norwich and Chelmsford; then a Partner of a Cambridge-based property consultancy. Alan was responsible for leading and managing the single largest planning consultancy team in the East of England. He has considerable experience in all areas of town and country planning including: managing major, mixed use regeneration and related projects; strategic site promotions for major clients; successfully managing diverse project teams; establishing and developing relationships with private and public sector stakeholders; successful management and delivery of projects on time and budget; representing clients in negotiation and in an ambassadorial capacity.