Andrew Golland BSc (Hons), PhD, MRICS

Andrew Golland is a specialist in the field of development appraisal. He is a Chartered Surveyor and has a PhD in the field of Development Economics.

He is author of the ‘Three Dragons’ Toolkit, a development appraisal tool which operates in around 150 local authorities across England and Wales. A significant element of his work relates to policy development and he has carried out over 100 viability studies covering affordable housing, Section 106 and CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy). Andrew believes that robust policy development is the key to delivering development schemes.

Andrew is a retained consultant for several local authorities on scheme specific appraisals. He has also worked for the major UK house builders on strategic projects and site specific viability issues. He has worked on applied and contract research projects, in particular affordable housing and viability appraisals, housing market studies, urban capacity assessments, SHLAAs, and housing needs evaluations for a range of high profile clients. These include DCLG, WAG, the GLA, HCA, the NWRA, the EM Regional Planning Forum and the Countryside Agency.

Prior to his work in planning and development consultancy, Andrew was a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Residential Development at Nottingham Trent University. He has written two books on the housing development and planning process and published in numerous professional and academics journals.

Key professional and academic qualifications

BSc (First Class Hons) Land Management; Leicester Polytechnic 1992

PhD (Housing Supply, Land and Planning policies); De Montfort University 1996

MRICS (Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors); June 2002