Macclesfield consultancy Emery Planning has appointed Gareth Salthouse as a consultant.
Salthouse joins the firm from Cheshire-based development firm Emerson Group, where he had worked as a planner since last year.
In his previous role, he provided strategic advice to the group board and promoted a number of sites for redevelopment through the planning system.
Salthouse was a planner then senior planner at Oldham Council from 2007 to December 2013.
He gained a masters degree in planning from the University of Manchester in 2009, preceded by a bachelors in geography from the same university in 2004.
Emery Planning recently advised Emerson Group on its successful appeal against Cheshire East Council’s decision to refuse 95 homes in Alsager, Cheshire, which it won earlier this month.
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