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Hannah Staples

Hannah Staples

Graduate Planner

Hannah joined the WS planning team in October 2021, after completing her degree in BA (Hons) Geography and Planning at Newcastle University in 2021.

Hannah undertook numerous planning modules at university including development management, planning policy practices, and local and regional development. Her dissertation was planning focused, as it researched public space and social exclusion. Alongside her degree, Hannah took part in organising a volunteer programme which engaged with children in the local area to encourage them to get involved with planning issues.

As of February 2022, Hannah has also undertaken the role of Planning Officer at Epsom and Ewell Borough Council, handling a number of householder planning applications in the Borough. This additional experience provides a rounded perspective of the planning process by working for the public and private sector, that has been crucial to help further her knowledge of the planning system.

Hannah is an avid skier who enjoys travelling in her free time.