Who we are
We are Roy Speer and Michael Dade, planning consultants, authors and speakers.
We set up our own practice, Speer Dade Planning Consultants, in 1991 to help people, businesses and other organisations with all matters related to the planning system. For an idea of what this involves, click on the following link to What we do.
The three books we’ve written
- How to Get Planning Permission
- How to Find and Buy a Building Plot
- How to Stop and Influence Planning Permission
were all first published in 1995 and are now well established in their respective markets (for more information see Useful links on the Contacts page).
We’re both Chartered Planning and Development Surveyors with property degrees and each of us has about 25 years experience in planning and development property.
Apart from our books, we also write regularly for monthly magazines - Mike writes for Build It and Roy writes for SelfBuild and Design – and other publications, including Residential Property Investor. We’ve contributed to various other books and been quoted in numerous national newspaper articles.
We’ve spoken at various seminars, including at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre and the National Self Build Homes Show, run our own land finding and planning workshops, given talks for local residents groups and lectured on university courses. We’ve also devised and delivered planning and land finding training for a land development company and been consulted by TV production companies.