Consultancy promotes planners to partner

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 25 Oct 2021

From left: Dickson, Lavety and Natkus

From left: Dickson, Lavety and Natkus

Planning consultancy Barton Willmore has promoted a number of planning directors to partner.

Chartered planners Greg Dickson, Stuart Natkus and Colin Lavety have all been promoted. Lucy Wood, who is an associate member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), and is chartered by the Institute of Environment Management & Assessment (IEMA), is also a new partner at the London office

The consultancy said that Dickson, a new partner at the Manchester office, will focus on projects that promote the future of the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, particularly through urban greening, delivery of infrastructure, and new ways of living and working.

Dickson has previously worked as an associate director at planning consultancy Turley.

Natkus, a new partner in the Leeds office, has been with the firm for more than ten years and in his new role will focus on development in the north of England, said the consultancy.

He has previously worked as a director at planning consultancy LDP Planning and a senior planner at Selby District Council.

Lavety, a new partner in Edinburgh and Glasgow, joined the consultancy in 2015 and has since led the Scottish planning team. He will continue to work closely with fellow Scotland partner, Stephen Tucker, on development across Scotland, with a focus on residential, industrial, commercial, infrastructure, energy and renewables projects, the firm said.

Lavety has previously worked as a senior development planner at engineering consultancy Fairhurst, and as a planner (development management) at East Dunbartonshire Council.

Barton Willmore has also promoted two new planning directors Greg Pitt and Hannah Leary in its London office, and a new planning associate, Jane Harrison, in its Reading office.

Mark Sitch, senior partner at Barton Willmore, said: “These promotions reflect the impressive contribution these individuals have made to the growth and development of Barton Willmore and the UK built environment at large.  The challenges ahead for our sector, from the climate crisis to rebuilding after the pandemic, require the best and brightest minds to deliver the innovation and problem solving we need.”