Our Story

Northern Planners was established in 2013 as a trading name of the parent company, Energyline Limited which was originally founded in 2002.

Whilst Energyline provides integrated consultancy, survey, planning, environmental and technical services to the power systems industry, Northern Planners focuses on providing professional planning, drawing and landscape architecture services across residential, commercial, energy and industrial sectors.

With an office situated in North Yorkshire and staff based across Yorkshire, the team are ideally placed to work throughout the Yorkshire region and the UK.

About us

We are a small, friendly team seeking to provide honest, pragmatic and realistic advice tailored to your project. Our personal level of service is important to us, whether we are working on small schemes close to home or further afield on larger, national scale projects.

Our team is made up of three Chartered Town Planners, Amy, Sophie and Stuart who between them have extensive experience working in the private sector. We are supported on our projects by our Landscape Architect, Kate, who uses her design expertise, creativity and knowledge to develop landscaping solutions and prepare Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIAs).

We also have technical plan-drawing and surveying (land and building) services in-house to support delivery of our planning projects.

Our team ensure they always work to the professional standards of the relevant industry approved body (Royal Town Planning Institute and The Landscape Institute). It is the experience, skills and values of our team that make us what we are. We strive to deliver our work in the most effective, pragmatic and efficient way.

Meet the team

Amy Naylor

BA (Hons) MA MRTPI - Senior Planner

Amy is a Chartered Town Planner and holds a first-class Masters degree in Planning from Leeds Metropolitan University. She co-ordinates the work load and direction of the business and specialises in infrastructure planning and leading consenting schemes. Amy has over sixteen years of professional planning experience and is also working towards Associate Membership of IEMA.

Sophie Cattlin

BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI - Senior Planner

Sophie joined Northern Planners in January 2014 following completion of her undergraduate degree in geography and has since obtained a first-class Masters degree in Town and Regional Planning from Leeds Beckett University. Sophie is predominantly involved in securing planning permission for a range of commercial, residential, industrial and mixed-use projects and became a fully Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2018.

Stuart Howden

BA (Hons) MA MRTPI - Senior Planner

Stuart is a Chartered Town Planner and holds a postgraduate degree in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Sheffield. He joined Northern Planners in April 2023 after nearly 9 years of working in Development Management in Local Government where he reached management level. Stuart has vast experience of working with a range of planning proposals including residential, agricultural, renewable energy and commercial schemes, as well as dealing with a number of constraints.

Kate Weller

BA (Hons) MA - Landscape Architect

Kate has a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Leeds Beckett University. She is highly skilled at all aspects of technical drawing work and use of spatial data. Her interests include 3D modelling and visualisation techniques such as photomontages. She aims to be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute within the next two years.

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