English Heritage appoints North West planning chief

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 1 Jul 2014

Trevor Mitchell, English Heritage North West

Conservation body English Heritage has appointed Trevor Mitchell as its new planning and conservation director for the North West of England.

Mitchell has moved in to the new role from within the organisation, having served for five years as planning and conservation director in the Yorkshire and Humberside office.

In his new role, Mitchell will manage teams dealing with heritage at risk, development management and historic places, giving local authorities advice on issues including grant aid.

Mitchell told Planning: “This job was an offer I couldn’t refuse. It is great to have a new challenge in an area of the country rich with historic built environment assets.”

Mitchell has a bachelors in the history of art and a masters of philosophy in the history of architecture.

Prior to joining English Heritage, he worked giving development management advice on behalf of bodies including the North West Civic Trust, the Victorian Society and the Georgian Group.

Mitchell said: “The particular thrust in the North West will be promoting constructive conservation – marrying 21st century development needs with the retention of the best of the past.

“Liverpool and Manchester are already embarked on regeneration and the whole region has plenty of unique heritage which finds itself in poor condition.”

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