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Sophie Watkin

Planning Director

Sophie Watkin Planning Director

Professional Experience


Sophie Watkin is Planning Director for Trammell Crow Company in the UK. In her role, she oversees the preparation, submission and negotiation of major planning and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) applications in respect of logistic developments. Watkins also provides planning advice from site inception through construction to tenant occupancy.

Watkin has over 16 years of experience of working within the UK planning system and an in-depth knowledge of the industrial and logistics sector through her former roles at Knight Frank and iSec. Previous responsibilities have included promoting land through the Local Plan system for employment related uses, securing consents for large scale industrial and logistics warehousing, and managing the day-to-day planning requirements of onsite construction, such as dealing with planning conditions and permits.

  • Trammell Crow Company, Planning Director, 2021 - present
  • iSec (Marcal Group), Planning Director, 2018 - 2021
  • Knight Frank – Partner, 2008 - 2018
  • Gerald Eve, Senior Planner, 2005 - 2008

Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement


  • Member of Royal Town Planning Institute, 2007

Education & Credentials


  • University of Sheffield, UK – MA Town and Country Planning, 2005
  • University of Cambridge – BA MA Geography, 2004

Project Developments


  • Thames Enterprise Park, Thurrock
    167ha, 345,500 sqm
  • Horizon 29, Bolsover
    50ha, 133,576 sqm
  • Unity, Doncaster
    187ha, 3000 homes and 185,800 sqm
  • Magnavale, Easton
    23,648 coldstore, 46m height
Sophie Watkin Planning Director