The UK General Election - 4th July 2024


Lauren Whipp

Head of Planning and the Built Environment

Lauren started working within the built environment following a career in consumer public relations.

Lauren has extensive experience advising clients on a wide range of projects from commercial, student accommodation, retirement living, house building, energy and sustainability, and strategic planning matters, including working on a number of Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan allocations and associated Masterplans. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and is an accredited PR practitioner.

Lauren has a track record of building strong relationships with key local representatives and achieving planning consent for a number of schemes in the South East. Lauren has helped secure a Local Plan allocation for a c.1,250 home, mixed use site in Essex and worked closely with key stakeholders on the development of the Masterplan. The Town Council stated that the engagement undertaken should be used as a “model for future development engagements of this type”.

Lauren has experience of advising clients on how to boost engagement and support on planning matters and how to undertake best practice consultation. Lauren has also worked with a number of Councils to boost participation and help to gain meaningful feedback.

Service Specialisms

Sector Specialisms

Lauren Whipp's Blogs

A turbulent election day? The five key races to watch in the South East

In Conversation With Councillor Chris Turrell

Is the Idea of ‘Street Votes’ the Future of Localised Planning, or an Undeliverable ‘Big Idea’?

Engaging for the future, engaging all

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