Thérèse Choat

Position: Associate Planner

Joined IDPartnership: 2005

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) MRTPI MIED

Thérèse has over thirty years extensive and varied experience in planning, urban regeneration and housing renewal.

Before joining IDP, Thérèse worked for six years on the international award winning Grainger Town Project within Newcastle City Centre, delivering investment into Newcastle’s historical fabric and working with the various City Centre interests including the Resident’s Forum, Business Community, Chinese Community, and Youth Forum. Whilst working for Newcastle City Council Planning Department, Thérèse worked extensively on housing, retailing and economic development policy.

Since joining IDPartnership, Thérèse has successfully delivered planning permission for a wide range of award winning developments including Blyth Beach Huts, Gateshead Residential Sporting Academy, as well as numerous large scale housing-led regeneration developments such as Scotswood.