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DPP Planning has made a trio of promotions at its Leeds and Newcastle offices to further strengthen the business.

Jess Knight, who joined the company in 2017 as an assistant planner and became a planner a year ago, has moved up to senior planner, with Charlotte Hatton and Anett Vild promoted to planners.

Based in DPP’s Leeds office, Jess has completed an MBA in Town and Regional Planning, achieving a Distinction.

During her time with the business, she has managed several high-profile projects including residential schemes in the East Riding of Yorkshire including Pocklington, Market Weighton and Middleton on the Wolds, a large hybrid application for mixed-use in Kirkbymoorside, and been involved in a student accommodation block, which is set to become the tallest building in Leeds.

Recently, she has been involved in the preparation and submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment for a new sustainable urban extension to the north of Howden, which includes the erection of up to 1,865 residential dwellings together with a number of community facilities and a relief road.

Charlotte, who is based in the Leeds office, has been also been involved in the prestigious Howden project.   A first-class honours Geography graduate, she joined DPP in October 2020 after working in economic development in North West England for a year.

Other keynote schemes, in which she has played a part, include a full planning application for a new leisure centre in Knaresborough, which involved the organisation of public consultation material, and a hybrid application for a residential led mixed-use development in Leicester.

Anett, who works out of DPP’s Newcastle office, has first class honours degree in Urban Planning and Property Development, and joined the company after working as a graduate planner in the South of England for six months.

Anett has been involved in planning applications for a number of noteworthy schemes including Salford Plot C2, a 22-storey residential tower, Sharley Park leisure centre, Chesterfield, 30 residential units at East Ord, Northumberland, and Blyth Energy Central Learning Centre.

Gareth Hooper, DPP’s chief executive, said:

We believe in rewarding talent at DPP and this is reflected by these well-deserved promotions.

Jess, Charlotte and Anett all have demonstrated strong professional progress during the last year and have made a significant contribution to company.

DPP is delighted to help them achieve new exciting milestones in their careers and wishes them continued success.

Image Left to Right: Anett Vild, Jess Knight and Charlotte Hatton



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