Dawn De Vries
RTPI SW Junior Vice Chair 2018
RTPI SW Planning Aid Working Group
Sedgemoor District Council
Dawn has worked in Local Government for 13 years and - having moved from the Isle of Wight to Somerset last year - is now a Principal Planning Officer for Sedgemoor District Council. Having undertaken the Spatial Planning Certificate, and then a Masters in Spatial Planning through day release at Oxford Brookes University - whilst working for the Isle of Wight County Council – Dawn qualified in November 2011, then became RTPI accredited in November 2014. Her main role includes the allocation and sign off of applications within the west side of the District, whilst carrying a case load of major projects.
Dawn is new to the RTPI SW RAC having been co-opted last year, and is enjoying the mixture of public and private representation and opinions that are discussed through this forum.
Outside of work Dawn is a mother of 3 children. She has recently taken up Karate with her eldest daughter; sings with a community choir; and enjoys spending time with her family exploring nature reserves and going to festivals.