Jen PattersonAssociate Director and Health Lead, BA (Hons), DipTP MRTPI

Jen is an Associate Director at DPP, having joined the company as a Senior Planner in 2017. Jen has held positions in the public and private sectors, starting her career at Guildford Borough Council and private consultancies in the South East, prior to moving to the North East in 2010 and holding positions at various consultancies in the region. Jen has a BA Hons and Diploma in Town Planning from Newcastle University and became a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2012.

Jen is a commercially astute and skilled planner, with extensive experience of providing strategic planning advice and pragmatic solutions across a broad spectrum of development sectors including education, residential, commercial, mixed-use, rural and energy. Based in the North East with an intricate knowledge of the regional property industry, Jen also works across the UK, including recent major projects in Essex, Greater London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff.

In addition to efficiently project managing a wide range of complex planning applications from inception and pre application advice through to decision and post decision work, allowing timely commencement on site, Jen also provides strategic planning advice, promotes sites through the Local Plan process, and co-ordinates community and stakeholder consultation events.

Jen is well-connected within the north east property market and regularly advises on consultant/sub-consultant appointments and collaborations, ensuring skilled, knowledgeable project teams capable of delivering complex development proposals. Jen was elected as Junior Vice Chair of the RTPI North East Region in May 2021.