Hannah is an environment professional with over 15 years experience working in the planning sector. She started working within a Local Planning Authority before moving to the Environment Agency. Her work here has included engaging and influencing Local Authorities in the production of Local Plans and working closely with developers to ensure large scale schemes address particular environmental constraints. Working in the south east of England Hannah experiences many of the pressures faced by communities and developers in meeting housing need against a backdrop of environmental designations and sensitivities. She works with a diverse range of stakeholders to help them understand these issues and seek pragmatic solutions.