Christopher Whitehouse is an exceptionally qualified and experienced Chartered Planning & Development Surveyor and Expert Witness in Planning, offering a professional bespoke consultation service on a global level.

At the young age of 24 years old he took a calculated risk in setting up his own planning consultancy practice, NextPhase Development Ltd, deep within the recession. As Managing Director, his drive, motivation and sheer determination has seen the company develop into a fast growing, fresh thinking and award winning professional consultancy with offices in Lichfield and London.

As the business expanded, Christopher soon identified the opportunity to take the first class, tailor-made service he perfected at NextPhase to deliver a personal professional service to corporate clientele. Such services include corporate advisory retainers and sitting on advisory boards, in order to contribute to the maximisation of land portfolio values and providing legislative and policy advice.

Christopher provides one stop consultancy, lobbying and advocacy services for the dynamic and fast paced commercial and retail development sector and provides Expert Witness services both to the Courts and appellants at The Planning Inspectorate.

Christopher’s determination has seen him recognised by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a highly respected institution, as an exceptional ambassador for the industry; Winning Young Surveyor of the Year in the category of Planning and Development in 2014. He is also one of the youngest people in the UK to become an RICS Accredited Expert Witness.

Christopher delivers a professional service tailor-made to your specific requirements on a retainer or on an individual project basis. Christopher specialises in:

• Planning Appeals
Expert Witness Service
• Project Management
• Development Appraisals
• Public & Professional Consultation
• Portfolio maximisation