Having completed his Urban Planning BA (Hons) course at Newcastle University and after regular summer work placements at De Pol Associates throughout the duration of his course, Louis now has a full time role as a Graduate Planner.
Louis assists the team at De Pol on a variety of planning related matters involving background research and information gathering for development potential reports; planning applications; local plan representations and planning appeals.
Such work includes research into national and local planning policy, site location and relevant area schemes, planning history of sites, analysis of flood maps, green belt boundary identification, development constraint checks and 5 year housing land supply.
As part of his training, Louis has been involved in preparing draft letters and statements and supporting site visits. He also assists with the technical support of the practice.