New Planning Principal Joins the Urbanissta Team

We are delighted to welcome Ellen Nicholson, who joins our team as Planning Principal.  Ellen joins us following a two-year spell in Australia, where she worked in Sydney as a Planner in local and state Government, as well as in a planning consultancy.

Ellen comes predominantly from a local Government background having worked for the London Borough of Newham for six years in enforcement, regeneration, and major developments.  Her focus in the Majors Team was on large-scale residential schemes in and around Royal Docks, and some unique applications including the Secret Cinema site in Canning Town.

Ellen says:  “On my return to the UK I was keen to explore options in the private sector, and was thrilled to be offered a job at Urbanissta.  I’m really looking forward to developing my planning knowledge and experience in this role.”

As part of her working holiday, Ellen spent three months in rural Western Australia picking strawberries and pruning vines.  She says it is safe to say she is more suited to office work!  In her spare time, like the rest of the team, Ellen is currently daydreaming of holidays and the pubs reopening.  She continues to keep active with home workouts and walks around the Essex countryside to counteract her dangerous chocolate addiction.

Jo Hanslip, Urbanissta Founder and Director, commented:  “We’re really pleased to welcome Ellen to our growing team.  Her experience in a local authority working on large scale schemes will be really useful as we continue to deliver these projects for our clients.”

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