Paul Oakley is the founder and Managing Director of Oakley Planning & Conservation Ltd.
Paul has worked in the field of town and country planning and historic building conservation since 1991. After graduating from Oxford Polytechnic, Paul joined Caradon District Council in south east Cornwall as a planning officer. Whilst in Cornwall he successfully completed a post graduate diploma in Architectural Conservation at the University of Plymouth. In 1995, Paul moved to Kennet District Council in Wiltshire, where he progressed to senior officer level, before moving into private practice.
In 2000 Paul moved to the planning consultancy, Willis & Co based in Chippenham, and in 2001 he was asked to set up and run a planning office to cover the west country for property firm Dreweatt Neate. Made an Associate in 2003, Paul continued at Dreweatt Neate until March 2007 when he left to establish Oakley Planning & Conservation Ltd.
Paul is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and also of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC - formerly the Conservation Officers' Society).
Outside of work Paul is a keen artist, and also enjoys mountain biking, walking, and spending time with family and friends.