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Karen Charles

Director, Head of Boyer Wokingham

Karen is a Director and Head of Boyer’s Wokingham office. Karen joined Boyer in 2016, prior to which she was the Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s (formerly DTZ) London Planning Team.  Karen has advised on a wide range of projects across many different sectors but more recently has predominantly advised on residential development in the Thames Valley and surrounding area.  Karen has experience managing a wide range of complex projects including development within the Green Belt, brownfield regeneration, and heritage projects.  Karen also advises on site promotion through the local plan process, has given evidence at Local Plan examinations, and has advised on litigation and appeal work.

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Projects worked on


Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

Boyer are advising the prestigious Wellington College on various projects within their large education campus in Berkshire, to support their programme of enhancements, which includes a wide range of new facilities.


Basingstoke Golf Course, Hampshire

Boyer submitted detailed representations on behalf of the Golf Club and gave evidence at the Examination in Public to secure an allocation in the Basingstoke and Deane Local Plan for 1000 homes.


Blue Mountain, Bracknell, Berkshire

Boyer promoted the Golf Club site through the emerging Local Plan for residential-led mixed-use development on behalf of the landowner, Luff Developments.


Gas Holder Site, Reading

Boyer secured the approval of Reading Council for the regeneration of the Gas Holder site for 130 homes and a Riverside Park.


Sunningdale Park

Sunningdale Park, Ascot is a Green Belt site of approximately 32ha on which 168 new dwellings and a 103 unit Care Community were proposed alongside a 16.97ha Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG).


St Georges Lane, Ascot

Woodhurst Park

Boyer are advising Berkeley Homes on the development of Phases 8, 9 and 10 at Woodhurst Park, Warfield, Berkshire.


Crowthorne High Street

Meet the team

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Alice Davidson

Associate Director

Alyson Jones


Andrew Williams

Managing Director

Christopher Roberts

Associate Director

David Hall

Associate Director

Holly Becket

Graduate Planner

Ian Barnett

National Land Director

James Sackley


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