Planning consultancy Rapleys has hired a town planning partner in its Manchester office.
Andrew Bradshaw joins the firm, leaving his previous role as head of planning at property consultancy GL Hearn, where he spent more than three years. In his new role, Bradshaw will lead on the residential sector in the North West.
Bradshaw has worked on the negotiation of planning permissions for government agency Homes England across the UK and the preparation of town centre masterplans in Newbury, Blackpool and Rochdale.
He has previously been the director at consultancy WYG Group, and a senior project manager and planning and design champion at Barratt Partnerships, the team advising developer Barratt’s housebuilding and commercial divisions on major developments delivered in partnership with the public sector. He also formerly owned a consultancy, Cre8 Planning.