A FORMER senior planning officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has taken another step on the career ladder.

Katherine Miles has been appointed as one of two new directors at Hampshire and Berkshire-based Pro Vision.

Along with James Iles, Katherine will now oversee the firm’s town planners, architects and urban designers.

Katherine joined Pro Vision as a senior planner in 2014 and was promoted to associate director within nine months. During her time at the multi-disciplinary firm, she has worked with a variety of clients from private land owners to house-builders and strategic land promoters.

Having previously been employed as a senior planning officer at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for eight years and at a commercial planning practice in Guildford for two years.

The Planning Director has an MSc in Town and Country Planning and a BA (Hons) in Town Planning. Since 2012, she has helped mentor students in real estate at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

Steven Smallman, managing director of Pro Vision, said: “We are delighted to announce these promotions. Katherine and James have both made significant contributions to Pro Vision since they joined us. They are both experienced and talented planners and will help to build Pro vision’s growing reputation for providing our clients with market leading advice and services.”

Pro Vision, which has offices in Ampfield and Newbury, provides a range of services from master and strategic planning to appeals, building design, ecology, heritage and landscape.

To find out more about the work of Pro Vision visit pro-vision.co.uk.