Utility firm’s property arm appoints two planning managers

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 8 Feb 2021

Matthew Turnbull and Beth McQue

Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of utility company Kelda Group and a sister company to Yorkshire Water, has hired one planning and development manager and promoted another to the same role.

Matthew Turnbull has joined the Yorkshire-based firm as planning and development manager, leaving his previous role as an associate at planning consultancy Peacock and Smith.

Turnbull has also previously worked as a senior planner at consultancy Turley, and before that at DLP Planning.

Meanwhile, Keyland Developments’ development planner Beth McQue has been promoted to become a planning and development manager.

McQue was chair of the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Yorkshire Young Planners Committee between June 2018 and August 2020. She has also previously held roles as a senior planner at consultancy Indigo Planning and a planner at Turley.

According to Keyland Developments, they will both work in the strategic land and planning team under strategic land and planning manager, Luke Axe, to create new housing including self- and custom-build homes.