New director among five appointments for DLP Planning

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 15 Jun 2021

Simon Betts

Simon Betts (image supplied)

Consultancy DLP Planning has appointed a new director in its Nottingham office, as well as two associate directors and two planners.

Planner Simon Betts will be the new director of the Nottingham office, starting the role later this month. He will leave his role as a technical director at infrastructure consulting firm AECOM, where he spent more than 13 years.

Clare Howe started as a new associate planner in the Rugby office at the end of May, having spent three years at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, including as a principal major development officer.

Meanwhile, Hector Melendez has joined the London office also as an associate planner, from a previous role at a London-based architectural practice.

The two new planners are Amran Nagra and Abigail Upton in the Sheffield office. Nagra has a master’s degree in planning from the University of Manchester, and Upton has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Sheffield.

Nagra was previously a graduate planning and development manager at developer Charterpoint Group, while Upton was previously a planning assistant at CPRE, the countryside charity.