Mike Derbyshire

Head of Planning, Bidwells


Leading Bidwells’ planning practice, Mike is a passionate and vastly experienced advocate for thoughtful, well-designed development and a thought leader on the future of planning in England.
His track record demonstrates how he has overcome our clients’ biggest planning challenges with a blend of strategic and political instinct, together with his forensic knowledge of the planning system.
Mike breeds confidence and spots an opportunity quicker than most, but he is most at home arguing his case at a planning committee, in the media or at the High Court, as an expert witness. He helped turn 26 planning reasons for the refusal of Brookgate’s 1.6m sq ft CB1 scheme at Cambridge train station into an award-winning commercial success, which is now home to three out of four of the world’s trillion dollar corporations.

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