Associate Director - Atkins
Jon Barker BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI is an Associate Director with over 20 years of experience of town planning and environmental assessment for a wide range of development projects ranging over major national projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park, Crossrail, and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (High Speed 1).
In the field of energy development, Jon has significant experience including site selection and EIA for substation development for National Grid and acting for National Grid as a consultant consents officer in relation to upgrading the 400kV electricity supply network in the Thames Estuary, managing the planning application for underground gas supply to a major development site in east London. He advised the UK government department on town planning aspects during the development by Department for Energy and Climate Change of a national policy statement, and associated guidance to applicants, regarding the proposed locations of new nuclear power stations within the UK.
Jon was also responsible for the discharge of planning conditions associated with the enabling works undertaken on the London 2012 Olympic Park, including liaison with the Environment Agency, London Boroughs, The Olympic Delivery Authority Planning Decisions Team and British Waterways in respect of the proposed alterations to the waterway network within the London 2012 site.
Jon’s railway experience includes responsibilty for managing on behalf of Crossrail Limited the planning applications prepared by Canary Wharf Group for a new railway station within West India North Dock, including liaison with the Environment Agency, British Waterways and London Borough of Tower Hamlets and managing the town planning and environmental deliverables for developments at stations between Stratford and Shenfield, and for new railway infrastructure in Acton and Slough. He has also been responsible for environmental assessment of the proposals to electrify the Great Western Main Line between London and Bristol and Swansea.