Rob Haslam has joined property consultancy Savills in Manchester as a director in the firm's planning team.
Haslam joins the firm from Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council where he was head of planning services since 2013.
His new role will involve specialising in public sector issues but will also include work on planning inquiries and examinations, masterplanning, policy formulation and project development.
The appointment brings the number of staff in Savills’ Manchester office to 15.
Jeremy Hinds, director and head of the Savills planning team in the North said that Haslam would help the firm capitalise on central government’s drive to create a “Northern Powerhouse”.
Haslam joined Trafford in 2007 and rose from principle planning officer (strategic planning) to the role of strategic planning manager.
He also served as a senior planning officer at Milton Keynes Council and a senior planner at Ipswich Borough Council.
In 1998, he received a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Liverpool John Moores University.
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