Avison Young appoints new planning division head for Manchester

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 4 May 2021

Richard Barton

Real estate firm Avison Young has appointed a sole head of its Manchester planning division following the departure of its previous planning lead.

New principal planner Richard Barton was previously a partner at Manchester-based consultancy HOW Planning, which was taken over by property firm GVA in 2018 before GVA was acquired by Avison Young in 2019. Barton had worked at HOW Planning for 14 years.

Former planning principal Jon Suckley has left the firm after 15 years to launch an independent planning consultancy.