Planning consultancy appoints new director following rebrand

Written by: Samantha Eckford
Published on: 16 Nov 2021

Paul Crisp

Planning consultancy Smith Jenkins Planning & Heritage, previously known as Smith Jenkins, has announced the appointment of a new director and principal planner to its planning team.

Paul Crisp leaves his previous role as head of heritage and townscape at planning consultancy JLL to head up the firm’s London Bridge office as a director.

According to Smith Jenkins Planning & Heritage, he will lead the heritage team. Crisp’s previous roles include associate director of heritage at planning consultancy Turley, associate at consultancy Montagu Evans, and senior planner at both consultancy RPS Group and planning consultancy Rapleys.

He also served as a design review panel member at both national advisory body the Design Review Panel and Richmond and Wandsworth councils.

Meanwhile, Chris Walton joins the team as a principal planner in the Milton Keynes office, leaving his previous role as a principal planning officer at Milton Keynes Council.

Before this, he worked as a planning assistant at consultancy WYG Group, now known as Tetra Tech, and graduate consents officer at utility firm National Grid.

Crisp will be joined in the London office by the newly appointed associate director Bethan Weir and graduate heritage and townscape consultant Sophie Waite, also formerly of JLL.