Katie has worked in the private sector since 2007, following her graduation from the University of the West of England with a First Class Honours degree. She has worked for Pegasus Group since this time.
Katie is an experienced retail planner, working for a range of retail and leisure clients, including high street and out of town operators. Her skills include justifying out of town locations for retail uses, sequential tests and arguing against restrictive planning policies which seek to limit changes of use.
One of Katie’s main areas of expertise is advising coffee shop retailers on the most appropriate use class for their operations and how best they can achieve this, even where planning policies are restrictive.
She also specialises in change of use approvals for restaurant operators throughout the country, advising clients on all areas of their schemes including listed buildings, extraction and ventilation proposals, shop fronts and changes of use.
Her clients include a number of multi-site leisure and retail operators.