Chris is currently working as a Planning Officer in Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure at Northumberland County Council to provide support, advice and training on all aspects of Neighbourhood Planning to Town and Parish Councils across the County.
Chris graduated from Newcastle Universities school of Planning Architecture and Landscape in 2001 and later returned to complete a Diploma in Town Planning. He has experience working in the planning and built environment sector in Local Government Transport Planning, The Countryside Agency in Rural Transport Planning and more recently in the last 6 years in Community and Neighbourhood Planning with the RTPI's Planning Aid North and England's service
He also runs a cycling themed art prints creative in his spare time called VELOMENTARY and is a keen artist and cyclist.
Specialties: Community Planning, Neighbourhood Relationships, Facilitation, Community Workshop Design and Delivery, Planning Lecturing, Schools Workshops, Presentations, Advice, Mediation, Project Management, Volunteer Coordination, Audience Outreach.