Claire Thurston


Claire specialises in; site due diligence and land preparation, planning strategy and town planning negotiations, stakeholder liaison, development management of mixed tenure housing developments and instruction of multi-disciplinary project teams.


Claire Thurston BA (Hons) PG Dip MRTPI MRICS is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and Town Planner with 14 years’ experience in the property and housing sector. Claire has worked on a variety of mix-use schemes through the planning and pre-construction processes and has experience of project sizes from 20 – 1,000 units.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Claire has been involved in include:

  • Valley House: acquisition and project management advice for a charitable organisation
  • Thirteen Housing: Development Procedure and Governance Review
  • Basildon Council: Identified land opportunities, managed sites through the planning process and delivered consent
  • Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association: Client-side Development Manager for Grahame Park regeneration scheme including 1,000 mixed tenure homes delivered alongside state-of-the-art community facilities and green space


Essential Living Management Ltd- Development Manager
Coles Express Group Ltd - Portfolio and Planning Analyst
Brazier Motti Ltd - Town Planner
The London Borough of Newham Council - Planning Officer
PG Dip Property Development and Planning - London Southbank University
BA (Hons) Environment and Planning - University of Liverpool

Non-Executive Appointments

Women’s Pioneer Housing Association – Board Member

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