Property consultancy Bidwells has strengthened its planning team to help it focus on mounting demand for more housing.
Richard Butler joins the company's St Albans' office as senior planning associate. Previously he was an assistant team leader for major projects at Dacorum Borough Council.
He told Planning: “I'm keen to work towards building a larger team over the next few years and developing the profile here.
“The big thrust on planning now is residential with duty-to-cooperate issues and London boroughs' housing targets putting pressure on them to push out.”
Butler has specialised in significant residential proposals, large-scale regeneration projects and town centre redevelopments.
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