HOW Planning has once again expanded its team, with Daniel Chant joining as a planner.
Chant joins the Manchester-based consultancy from Gladman Homes, where he also worked as a planner.
In his new role, he will work on a range residential, employment and mixed-use schemes for clients including housebuilders Taylor Wimpey and Bloor Homes along with commercial property developer Kingmoor Park Properties.
Gary Halman, managing partner at HOW, said the jobs market was currently strong for planning consultants with a proven track record and that more appointments would be announced soon.
Chant said that his move into a consultancy role would provide him with a more diverse range of planning experience.
He joined Gladman as a graduate planner in May 2012, with a primary focus on site finding and research, identifying sites in target locations and monitoring emerging planning policy.
He also worked on in-depth analysis of housing land supply, and on the preparation and determination of planning applications.
Other previous roles included a housing regeneration officer for Durham County Council and a planning assistant for Northumberland County Council.
Chant has both a bachelors degree and a postgraduate diploma in town planning from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Louisa Fielden, also joins HOW, as a graduate planner, from Manchester University, where she is just finishing a master’s degree in town and country planning.
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