Simon Macklen

Director of Economics

  • Specialisms:

  • Education

  • Socio Economic

  • Town planning

Simon is Director of Economics at Marrons Planning and supports clients in the delivery of socio-economic evidence underpinning development proposals.

In leading Marrons Planning’s socio-economic service Simon prepares and manages a variety of research projects for commercial clients, land owners and developers. Projects include economic benefit and impact assessments, demographic modelling, and socio economic statements. Projects are undertaken with the aim of providing a robust and credible evidence base to inform and support a client’s development proposal.

Simon has 25 years’ experience within both town planning and research disciplines, and is an established director leading the group’s socio-economic team.

Simon prepares and project manages a variety of socio economic research instructions for commercial clients, land owners, strategic land companies and developers. Projects include economic benefit and impact statements, demographic modelling, and socio economic statements across a range of sectors. Projects are undertaken with the aim of providing a robust and credible evidence base to inform and support a client’s development proposal.

Simon also has extensive experience of commercial planning projects both in consultancy and client side

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I enjoy drawing out the need for development and its impact on the surrounding population and, in particular, identifying the benefits of a scheme to the local community that are quite often hidden or not so obvious. This insight can also help inform a client’s commercial decision-making process.

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