Stephen Bell has been appointed to the newly-created role of head of planning in the north of England for planning consultancy Turley.
The appointment has been made as part of the firm’s reorganisation of its operations in the region.
Bell will move from his current role as office director in the Manchester office, while John Brooks will continue to run the Leeds office.
Bell said that the reorganisation would help Turley take advantage of the “increased profile that the North, particularly its city regions, is commanding on the national and international stage”.
Dave Trimingham, managing director at Turley, said: “We already offer planning, design, heritage, economics, engagement and sustainability across the North. Combining our teams in Manchester and Leeds helps to further integrate our offer."
Prior to joining Turley in November 2013, Bell was director of planning at property consultancy GVA, based in Manchester.
He has a master’s degree in town and country planning from the University of Manchester, along with a bachelor’s in geography from the University of Hull.
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