Personnel

Chris Wojtulewski

Chris has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1998 and has extensive knowledge of town planning issues across the country. He has advised on a number of major development projects including urban extensions, urban regeneration projects and large scale residential and commercial developments.

He has experience negotiating planning applications and can handle the appeal process on behalf of clients, including where necessary, giving evidence at public inquiries. He can also advise clients on promoting land through the Local Plan system where he has experience of giving evidence at public examinations and has been successful at influencing the content of Local Development Documents.

Mark Best

Mark is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He is commercially astute and pragmatic when seeking solutions on behalf of his clients.

He has a broad range of experience and practices in a variety of areas including renewable energy, commercial and public sector projects. His focus in recent years has been on major residential schemes. He acts for a number of housebuilders and land promoters coordinating large multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex planning applications and appeals. He also has considerable experience in promoting land through Local and Neighbourhood Plans across the South East including attending Public Examinations.

He formerly worked for Wealden District Council in their Planning Policy Team, formulating policy for the Council’s Core Strategy and working on the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

Tondra Thom

Tondra is an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute with a degree in Geography from Southampton University and an MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management from Oxford Brookes University. Tondra began her planning career in local authorities in 2007 having previously worked as an Environmental Consultant on Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment.

Tondra joined Parker Dann in 2020 moving from the role of Planning Policy Lead for Lewes and Eastbourne Councils where she consolidated practical experience and in depth knowledge of Local Plans, Neighbourhood Planning, Habitat Regulations Assessment, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), public examinations, planning and CIL appeals.

Hannah Ronan

Hannah joined the team in September 2017. She has a degree in Law from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Town Planning from the University of Brighton. She is now working towards becoming a member of the RTPI.

Hannah has already been involved in the process of preparing and submitting planning applications in a range of sectors such as agriculture, residential, education and commercial. Additionally she has gained experience in contributing to the Appeal process.

Larissa Brooks

Larissa joined the team in June 2021. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of Brighton and has recently completed her MSc degree in Town Planning. Larissa is working towards building her portfolio and becoming a chartered member of the RTPI.

Larissa has begun her training by researching various sites across the South East and helping to prepare Planning Statements, Statutory Declarations, Lawful Development Certificates, and Site Appraisals. She has gained experience in preparing and submitting planning applications, as well as contributing to the appeals and pre-application processes. Larissa has a keen interest in environmental issues and enjoys working on projects which promote sustainable development.