Independent planning consultancy Phase 2 Planning and Development has appointed David Poole as principal planner.
Poole joins the Braintree-based team after working as a town planner for the States of Guernsey since 2011.
In his new role he will work across a range of areas, helping progress applications through the planning process on behalf of private clients.
Natalie Keller, practice manager at Phase 2, said: “We knew David from previous companies and had worked with him before. We were expanding and decided to invite him on board.”
Previously, Poole worked for spells as a planner at consultancies Capita Symonds and Andrew Martin Associates.
He also worked as a development control planner at Cambridge City Council between 2004 and 2007.
He gained a masters degree in town planning from the University of Westminster in 2007.
The appointment takes the number of planners at Phase 2 from four to five.
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