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Hannah Staples


Hannah joined the WS planning team in October 2021, after completing her degree in BA (Hons) Geography and Planning at Newcastle University in 2021. In October 2022, Hannah was promoted to Planner.

Hannah undertook numerous planning modules at university including development management, planning policy practices, and local and regional development. Her dissertation was planning focused, as it researched public space and social exclusion. Alongside her degree, Hannah took part in organising a volunteer programme which engaged with children in the local area to encourage them to get involved with planning issues.

From February 2022, Hannah also undertook the role of Planning Officer for 12 months at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, handling over 100 householder planning applications in the Borough. This additional experience provided a rounded perspective of the planning process by working for the public and private sector, that has been crucial to help further her knowledge of the planning system.

Hannah is an avid skier who enjoys travelling in her free time.

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