With over 20 years experience, 7 years studying town planning, Chris previously held the role as Head of Planning for Hartlepool Borough Council, where she was responsible for all planning functions including the determination of all planning applications and the formation of planning policy for the Borough.
In her former role as Regional Land Director (North) for Countrywide PLC, Chris was responsible for growing and developing the Countrywide North Land team stretching north from Oxford and including Scotland with the aim of identification and acquisition of immediate and long term land opportunities for residential development to meet the region's land requirements. Within the same company Chris was also the UK Planning & Land Director and was tasked with growing the planning function outside of London.
Chris owns Planning House, an independent planning consultancy based in the North East. And is also a non-salaried Planning Inspector, working for the Planning Inspectorate.