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      Chris Pattison

      Deputy Head of Planning

      RTPI

      Chris has been delivering challenging client briefs across Oxford, the South East and Scotland for more than 20 years.

      Chris Pattison

      Chris has been delivering challenging client briefs across Oxford, the South East and Scotland for more than 20 years.

      Chris Pattison

      The leading strategic planner knows that truly effective planning focuses on delivery rather than purely securing planning permission. By crafting the best briefs and telling the best stories, Chris is driven by client needs not the statutory planning process.

      Delivering challenging complex projects of their age, in a congested mediaeval city like Oxford, often takes a bold approach as well as innovative planning and consultation strategies, looking across the process and horizon scanning and anticipating challenges not merely firefighting.  

      Chris has a strong track record in helping clients strategically plan their physical estate and deliver key projects. He is adept at developing and managing multi-disciplinary project teams and providing advice on all aspects of planning legislation and process.  

      This includes the higher education and sport sectors, working on behalf of organisations such as the University of Oxford and its Colleges, MCC at Lord’s and the RFU at Twickenham; Chris also has experience in the planning and delivery of major new mixed-use communities around the UK, including three sister new towns in the north east of Scotland.  

      As Trustee and Vice Chair of Letchworth Heritage Foundation - the derivative of Ebeneezer Howard’s original First Garden City Ltd development company - Chris is actively involved in the expansion of the Garden City, which will see 900 new homes brought forward over the next decade.   

      Chris is a former Director of Turnberry Planning, before it was acquired by Bidwells in early 2022.  

      • Trustee and Vice Chair of Letchworth Heritage Foundation 
      • Member of the Worshipful Company of Constructors