News: 5 January 2018Our Leeds and Newcastle offices have expanded...

We have expanded our Leeds and Newcastle offices with three new recruits...

Rachel Gillen joins our Leeds team from commercial property agents GVA, bringing more than seven years’ experience as a chartered town planner to the role, having previously worked for the City of Edinburgh Council and consultancy Stratus.

Rachel has worked on range of planning projects including residential, renewable energy, industrial and education schemes.

Meanwhile Lucie Jowett, also a chartered town planner, joins the Leeds team from Quod. She brings more than five years’ experience – spanning residential, retail and commercial sector work – to the King Street-based team.

And University of Liverpool graduate Harriet Haldenby starts her career with the Newcastle team having earned a first class degree in Urban Regeneration and Planning. 

Partner, James Hall said: “We’re delighted to grow our highly skilled teams in the North East and Yorkshire with three brilliant planners. Rachel and Lucie both know our patch well and will bring their own experience to the table, and Harriet is starting her career with us. Barton Willmore’s strength in the North East and Yorkshire is underpinned by strong cross-sector knowledge and understanding of the local authority areas.”

These appointments follow our 20th anniversary in Leeds. The intervening years have seen the team secure planning permissions for some of the country’s largest housebuilders, as well as major commercial and energy sector schemes.

James added: “Barton Willmore continually delivers first class consultancy to developers across the North East and Yorkshire. In just the last year our team has been successful in securing significant permissions for some of the county’s most prominent schemes including the second phase of the Waverley Advanced Manufacturing Park, Harrogate Spring Water’s expansion in Harrogate and the Skelton Gate new community on the outskirts of Leeds. The latest appointments to our team mean we’ll continue to play a leading role in the development and growth of the North East and Yorkshire.”

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