Alex Hales has joined developer Audley Retirement Villages as planning manager.
Hales joins the company’s land and planning team from property firm Savills in Oxford, where he was an associate planner.
His new role will involve helping to steer applications through the planning system as well as helping to identify new sites for development.
Ben Krauze, planning director at Audley, said that the appointment was part of an expansion of the firm in the wake of its launch of Mayfield Villages – a strategy which is intended to deliver 500 top-end retirement homes on two sites.
Prior to joining Savills, Hales worked as area planning officer at Chiltern District Council where he worked on an Audley scheme at Chalfont Dene, which opened in April.
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