Turley strengthens heritage planning team

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 29 Jul 2015

Heritage team turley

Planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its heritage planning capacity with two appointments and a promotion.

Graeme Ives (pictured far left) joins the 15-strong team as an associate director from his previous role as principal inspector for Historic England for the North West of England, while Claire Easton (centre right) joins as a heritage planner from her previous role at the Council of British Archaeology in Yorkshire. Both will work from Turley’s Manchester office.

Meanwhile, Katy Lightbody (centre) is promoted to heritage director from her previous role as assistant director.

Roger Mascall, director and head of heritage at Turley, said: “The management of change in the historic environment requires expertise and experience and our expanding team combines academic and practical strengths to advise our clients when considering proposals that affect heritage assets and their settings.” 

Ives started his career as principal planner at Stoke-on-Trent City Council before working for regeneration bodies Groundwork and West Lakes Renaissance.

He has a bachelor’s degree in town planning from Leeds Polytechnic and a postgraduate diploma in design in the built environment urban design from Cheltenham and Gloucester College.

Easton previously worked as listed buildings casework assistant at the Council for British Archaeology and as a senior planner at consultancy Spawforths.

She has a master’s in cultural heritage management from University of York, a master’s in town and regional planning from Sheffield University and a bachelor’s degree in human geography from Lancaster University.

Lightbody previously worked as a student planner for City of Edinburgh Council and as an associate partner at planning consultancy DPP.

She has a master’s degree in town planning from Heriot-Watt University and a postgraduate diploma in conservation of the historic environment from the University of Reading.

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