John Parmiter FRICS FRSA MRTPI directs Future High Streets. John is an experienced planner and surveyor with over 35 years experience of retail and town centre development promotion and policy advice. He has advised retailers, investors, developers, local authorities and government. He has held senior positions at Hillier Parker (now part of CBRE), where he founded the planning department; at Turley’s, where he opened the London office and chaired the board; and most recently at Peter Brett Associates (following a merger with Roger Tym & Partners).
John has advised the Crown Estate as part of the Regent Street Strategy team in the mid-90s; RBK&C on a strategy for High Street Kensington (with Urban Initiatives); for Canary Wharf on London's Shell Centre; for Waterhouse on the Brewery Square scheme in Dorchester; London's Mayor on town centre retail policy; on town centre strategies for the local authorities covering Bedford, Folkestone, Waltham Abbey and other places. As lead advisor on the feasibility studies to test the application of his Town Centre Investment Management concept he has advised the local, city and national governments involved in Newport (Wales), Weston-super-Mare, Dartford, Melton Mowbray and Barking.