Olivia is an accomplished Associate, who joined Rapleys in January 2017 as a Senior Panner before being promoted through to Associate by 2019. Since then, Olivia has developed her planning knowledge and experience through managing projects and providing planning consultancy advice to numerous clients across a range of sectors including residential, commercial, roadside and retail.
Olivia understands the importance of achieving viable and deliverable planning consents and is equally adept at managing pre-application and planning application submissions as she is at navigating the Local Plan process, having promoted a variety of sites through the submission of representations and attendance at Local Plan Hearings, which include the successful release of Green Belt land and residential allocations.
Prior to Rapleys, Olivia worked as a Planner at RPS CgMs London, where she provided planning consultancy advice, promoted development sites and obtained planning permission on a number of sites, specialising in residential, student housing, retail and mixed use projects.
Olivia graduated from University of Manchester with a Masters in Town and Country Planning, and began her career as a Planner at Trafford Council where she worked for over 2 years, before moving to the private sector.