Katie adds value to planning applications by mobilising consultants, ensuring planning application messaging and strategy is clear and consistent, and negotiating with Council Officers to understand planning issues early to enable resolution through the planning process. Katie also brings skills in open space, recreation needs, social impact and social infrastructure assessments, to support planning arguments for planning applications.
Katie recently gave evidence at Public Inquiry against Chiltern Council for a site on the edge of a settlement boundary. The Appeal was successful for a number of grounds including lack of 5YHLS, appropriate development in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Area, with the Inspector agreeing that there were no adverse impacts of sufficient weight to significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits.
Katie is a truly international gal, having lived in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia and now London. When Katie is not busy thinking up a planning strategy, she can often be found playing or watching hockey, cooking up a storm or exploring new places.
Katie has a Masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor’s degree in Regional and Town Planning from the University of Queensland.