Claire Hattam MA (hons) Msc MRTPI is a Senior Planner at Planning House, and independent town planning consultancy based in the North East. She is passionate about quality urban design and strives to help create development that allows people, business and the environment to flourish. With over 10 years in the public sector, her valuable experience and practical knowledge of current planning policy and development management is complemented by her technical expertise in sustainable development. She excels at seeing the 'big picture', yet always keeps a keen eye on the detail for clients. An advocate for diversity in the development sector, Claire is also involved in the North East branches of Women in Planning Network and the National Association of Women in Construction.