Overhead joined in 2017. Credit: MHW

Overhead on the up at Lichfields

Environmental specialist Heather Overhead has been made assistant director at the planning consultant’s Newcastle office, one of a series of promotions across the firm.

Lichfields said: “In her new role Heather will continue to lead the company’s expertise on Biodiversity Net gain and will advise Lichfields’ clients on meeting their requirements and discharging relevant planning conditions.

“This will include advice right through from the pre-application stage to post-consent advice and will involve drafting of BNG strategies for clients and engagement with Local Planning Authorities during the whole planning application process.

“Heather will continue with her role as an Environmental Impact Assessment coordinator, advising clients on the regulatory requirement and preparing EIAs and associated documents.”

Overhead joined the Newcastle Lichfields office in 2019 after working for more than 10 years in planning policy at Dacorum Council and Northumberland County Council.

An experienced planner who has worked on a variety of industrial, infrastructure, energy and residential projects, she specialises in advising on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and is experienced in preparing and managing environmental statements and scoping and screening requests.

Three London promotions were made by Lichfields, while Tom Willshaw was promoted in Leeds – an office which recently hired Emily Gomersal from Deloitte, both of whom step into associate director roles.

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