Meet The Team

                                                    Chris Pipe, Founder/Director

Chris Pipe, Founder and Director Planning House, North East
Chris Pipe, Founder/Director, Planning House

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 Heward, Associate, Planning House, Wynyard, Billingham, Teesside, Tees Valley
Helen Heward, Associate, Planning House

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

                                                    Chrissy Farrer, Associate 

Associate Town Planning Consultant Derby
Chrissy Farrer, Associate, Planning House

Chrissy’s mantra is “the devil’s in the detail”! Having worked in the public sector for 20+ years, she has a wealth of experience in a wide range of planning issues. Working for the local authority, Chrissy always sought to negotiate and find solutions rather than rejecting applications where she could see potential, making her another natural ‘Gamekeeper turned Poacher’.

Chrissy is based in Derby and at home, Chrissy is embracing our belief in enjoying a good work-life balance!

Read more about Chrissy in our welcome article and on her LinkedIn profile.

Contact details for Chrissy


Noella Willis, Business Support

Noella Willis, Business Support

Noella has a passion for learning and embracing new challenges.  Noella is our organising queen, helping our team with anything our clients need, from invoicing to consultation website and leaflet distribution.

When not working Noella enjoys time with her family and loves to bake and craft.  She regularly distributes her baked good to friends and family – so definitely someone to make friends with!

Read more about Noella.

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Planning Applications, Planning Appeals & Planning Consultant