A Principal in Avison Young's Planning Team, Laura joined the firm in December 2013 and has over 15 years of experience managing and advising on a variety of large-scale residential, commercial and mixed use development projects across Central London and the South East, including EIA applications.
Laura advises at all stages of the planning process, including writing site appraisals for bids and due diligence work, advising on planning strategy, preparing representations on behalf of clients to inform the Local Plan Review process, leading pre-application discussions with LPAs and the Greater London Authority, the submission of planning applications, negotiation on conditions/ S106, optimization strategies through the Reserved Matters, MMA (S73) and NMA (S96A) process, discharging conditions/ S106 obligations, assisting with site disposal as required.
Laura is a Panel Member for the Design Review South East and in 2019 was an RIBA Judge for the West London Region. Laura contributed to the British Council for Offices Guide for Specification Best Practice Guide 2019.
Prior to working at Avison Young, Laura spent nearly 6 years at Brent Council in the development management, planning policy and regeneration teams, and before this she worked at the Government Office for London on the review of the Mayor's powers, amendments to London's Strategic Protected Views, revisions to the London Plan and strategic planning casework (including call ins/ departures plus many more).