HOW Planning Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

HOW Planning is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a number of key new appointments, internal promotions, and client wins, including work for the Co-op Bank, Worthington Properties and AC by Marriott.

The specialist planning and environmental consultancy was established in 2001 and during the past 15 years has gone on to become one of the region’s leading independent consultancies working with a growing portfolio of clients including Aldi, Roadchef, easyHotel, Taylor Wimpey, Barwood Strategic Land, Muse Developments, Bruntwood, Bentley Motors and Royal London.

Having started with just three, HOW now employs a team of 30, under the leadership of Managing Partner Gary Halman and Partners Richard Woodford, Jon Suckley and Richard Barton.

Says Gary: “It is fantastic to be marking our 15th anniversary with such a brilliant team. We’ve grown in size and reputation due to excellent client service and are proud we achieve a more than 90% success rate in securing planning permission for our clients.

“I’m looking forward to consolidating our position as a leading private practice, helping to deliver the Northern Powerhouse, and for our exceptionally talented staff to continue to add value to all our clients’ projects across the full range of property sectors.”

Recent appointments to the team include James Berggren, Senior Planner, previously at Bolton based Sedgwick Associates; Isla Longmuir, Senior Planner formerly at Countryside and Rachel Jones as Planner who joins from Hourigan Connolly in Manchester. Promotions within the company include Jamie Lynch to Environmental Consultant, Rhian Harris to Senior Planner and Jon Power to Principal Planner.

Recent project successes for HOW include: The Asps, Barwood Strategic Land’s 900 home residential scheme in Warwick; New Bolton Woods, Urbo’s £150m urban village in Bradford; and Five Town Parks, Lateral Properties’ £135m mixed use scheme in Castleford, West Yorkshire. It also lead the team responsible for the successful planning approval for the redevelopment of Alderley Park, Astra Zenecca’s 160ha campus in Cheshire, on behalf of Bruntwood.


Published: 28/06/2016

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