Matt Claxton in our Manchester office has been promoted to the position of planning director. Since he joined two years ago from GVA (now Avison Young), Matt has led on major planning applications including Symmetry Park, Wigan; Symmetry Park, Darlington and other strategic and infrastructure projects across the North.
Matt works with our wider development team in Manchester, as well as with the planning team in our Northampton office where our two other planning directors, Jonathan Dawes and Sinead Turnbull, are based.
Speaking about Matt’s promotion, Andrew Dickman, commented: “The scale of the sites we are involved in means that we require specialists with the highest level of expertise and attention to detail. Matt has been instrumental in bringing sites through the planning process in a considered way and is an invaluable member of the team.”
Matt continued: “We currently have 3,900 acres in our portfolio and, having already successfully achieved planning for over 9.5 million sq ft of B8 logistics space, we are now working on obtaining a planning consent for a further 36.9 million sq ft on the remainder of the sites. I’m looking forward to playing a key role in the company’s future property development portfolio.”