Our Team

Samantha Stephenson / Associate
Samantha has been a member of Phase 2 for over 6 years following a 13-year career in planning at Uttlesford District Council. Joining the Practice as a Senior Planner in 2016, Sam became a Chartered Town Planner in 2019 and was promoted to Associate in 2023.
With extensive experience working for a local planning authority in development management and assisting in policy formulation and an emerging local plan, Sam now also has a good understanding of the commercial influences within the development process.

Sam manages a large and complex portfolio of projects in a wide range of sectors from residential, to retail and education as well as enforcement matters. As an Associate Sam has established a regular client base representing private individuals, commercial developers, house builders, local authorities, letting and estate agents, retailers, and business owners. Sam has been responsible for advising clients on their proposals and on many varied proposed development opportunities through the planning process achieving successful outcomes for her clients. Sam’s attention to detail in project management and client focussed approach, alongside the ability to communicate effectively both with her clients and other stakeholders in the development process has contributed to her successful performance history and reputation.