Meet The Team

  Chris Pipe, Founder/Director

Chris has a wealth of experience in the Town Planning industry and as former Head of Planning for a Council, working as UK Planning & Land Director for a large PLC and by launching Planning House in 2016 she knows her way through the planning system from a unique perspective, which is why the label ‘Gamekeeper turned Poacher’ has never been more appropriate.

Outside of work you’ll find Chris with her family, or walking her two dogs (Fozzie & Bear) generally to a pub for a cheeky glass of red wine.

Read more about Chris in our Northern Insight Magazine Article or on her LinkedIn profile.

Contact details for Chris

  07944 844882

Helen Heward, Associate

Helen has a passion for people and places, which makes her an ideal town planner.  With over 12 years in public sector across planning policy, development management and enforcement she has the experience and knowledge to provide clients with an insightful perspective.

Passionate about supporting other women in the industry, Helen is Chair of the North East branch of Women in Planning.

When not at work, Helen is a supermum, juggling her career with 2 young boys.  She loves nothing more than spending time with family and friends.

Read more about Helen in our Northern Insight Magazine Article or on her LinkedIn profile.

Contact details for Helen

  07834 775732

                                   Bethan Frazer-Denham, Planning Assistant

Bethan is currently studying Geography and Town Planning at Newcastle University and is due to graduate in 2022, she is looking to embark on a career in town planning and has undertaken town planning work experience for a local Council. 

 As an advocate for health and wellbeing Bethan is the Welfare Officer for Newcastle University Women’s Rugby Committee, in which she strives to make the club the most inclusive, safest and welcoming it can be with a firm focus on physical and mental health.  Alongside Rugby Bethan is actively involved in Newcastle University Cheese and Wine Society.

Read more about Bethan on her LinkedIn profile.

Contact details for Bethan



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