Clare O’Hanlon has joined consultancy Carter Jonas as an associate planner, working out of the firm’s Oxford and Northampton offices.
O'Hanlon joins the firm’s 50-strong planning and development team from South Northamptonshire Council where she worked for six years.
Her most recent job there was as major projects team leader, specialising in large scale planning applications, including an urban extension to Towcester and major commercial development at Silverstone Racing Circuit.
Prior to joining South Northamptonshire she spent six years as senior planning officer at Cherwell District Council.
O’Hanlon told Planning: “I was looking for a new challenge and a firm that had a great reputation, and Carter Jonas offered both”.
She gained a bachelors in town and country planning from the University of the West of England, as well as a masters in property development. She also has chartered planner status from the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Ian Gillespie, head of planning at Carter Jonas’ Oxford office said: “Clare has great local knowledge and contacts, and a thorough understanding of local government decision making processes.”
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