Strong, personal and trustworthy relationships have shaped our past, and define our future.

Ben Smith, a RIBA chartered architect and Kerry Simmons, a chartered Town Planner formed Smith Simmons & Partners to collaborate with like-minded planners, architects and designers to create a hub of specialist knowledge under one roof.  Prior to coming together to form SSP Ben and Kerry were independent consultants working with mutual clients for over 12 years, so formalising the partnership was the natural next step;

“Our planning team has a sound understanding and practical knowledge of all aspects of town and country planning.  We work with our clients and local planning authorities to successfully navigate the complex and challenging planning system to secure viable planning permissions and to deliver high quality development.

The architectural team is excited by both traditional and contemporary design in equal measure and strives to produce architecture that is both inspiring and complementary to its surrounding environment.  We pride ourselves on building good client relationships by successfully interpreting our client briefs each and every time.

We place a high value on integrity and confidentiality in all our client relationships and always take a collaborative approach in all our project work”


Kerry Simmons

Kerry prides herself on applying a united approach to all of our projects to ensure we achieve the very best results.


Ben Smith

Ben particularly enjoys the challenge of unlocking difficult sites through clever design.

Our Team

Director of planning

Paul White

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with planning matters at all stages, specialising in local and neighbourhood plan land promotion.

Senior Planner

Natalie McKellar

Natalie has over 17 years experience in both public and private sectors and is accomplished in dealing with planning and appeal work.

Architectural Assistant

Karolina Stephenson

Karolina's strengths lie in her approach to conceptual appraisal and design ideas, expressed through strong presentation skills.

Sr Architectural Technologist

Duncan Green

Duncan's experience has included agricultural and rural estates, educational and environmental establishments as well as more mainstream residential developments.

Principal Planner

Brett Moore

Brett has 17 years’ experience, gained mostly within the private sector and over that time has developed a specialism for advising on all planning matters for sites in sensitive locations.


What matters to us.


Strong, personal and trustworthy relationships are not only what led to our creation but they have since been core to everything we do. We strive to ensure that every interaction and experience with us feels personal and honest


Planning, Architecture and Land Promotion can be complicated, complex and unclear. We translate this into an uncomplicated, simple and clearly articulated solution that can be easily digested and implemented.


When it comes to planning, architecture and land promotion we are leaders in the field. Our experience, innovative thinking and network within the industry ensures that we will find solutions however complex the problem.


Our team prides itself in unparalleled project ownership. Regardless of whether the project is large, medium or small we treat every project with integrity.


Don't just take our word for it.

Ben is straight forward and easy to deal with. He takes a pro-active approach to solving any problem and always does what he says he is going to do. There is not much more that you can ask!
Miles Heaver
Managing Director, Rawleigh Property
We have used Kerry to lead our planning campaigns for 15 years, which should be testament in itself. During this time we have worked with her, across a diverse range of developments.
Antony Payne
Managing Director, 77 Property Group
SSP are continually focused on the detail and making sure they convey that detail to all of the stakeholders involved, planning officers, parish councils and local residents alike.
Edward Elliott
Managing Director, Junnell Homes
Kerry's knowledge, understanding of the sensitivities and speed are superb. She has helped us with multiple applications dating back to 2007.
Mr & Mrs Game
Private Clients

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