County promotes planner to tackle greenfield masterplanning

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 1 Dec 2014

A county council has promoted a key member of its planning staff to help develop briefs for strategic masterplanning of greenfield land.

Hampshire County Council has promoted Amanda Chan from planning and urban design assistant to planner and urban designer. She has a degree in planning and architecture.

Planning and urban design manager Matthew James told Planning: “Amanda will prepare and submit planning applications and develop briefs for strategic masterplanning of greenfield land.

“This is being driven by housing need in the south east and strong local need in the south of the county and near the M3 motorway".

James added: “We also have increasing birth rates in Hampshire and the council is getting involved in new schools projects to cater for future need. These will be designed in-house".

He said Chan would prepare layouts and development briefs, feasibility studies and policy advice.

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