Town planning and development services firm ELG Planning (formerly England & Lyle) has appointed David Boulton as a director.
With almost 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors, dealing with a wide variety of development projects, including strategic land promotion and property advice, David brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role to help build on the established expertise of the ELG Planning team.
David joins ELG Planning having held the position of partner and head of the northern planning team for a national firm of property consultants. Previously based in Harrogate, David will continue to focus upon private and institutional clients across Yorkshire to develop further the firm’s broad, national client base.
The appointment also reunites David with ELG director Jeremy Good, 17 years after they were colleagues in local authority roles in south-west Durham.
David said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to build upon the enviable reputation that ELG Planning has as one of the best and largest independent planning consultancies in the north of England. The team has already been involved in many landmark projects across the region such as the former Terrys site in York and Tower Works in Leeds.
“I intend to help the business provide the bespoke and personal service that clients increasingly demand.”
Founding director Ian Lyle said: “We are delighted to welcome someone of David’s calibre and experience to our growing team. Clients drive our success, and David brings outstanding expertise in strategic areas to help build and maintain strong relationships and deliver effective results both for our clients and our business.”
ELG Planning has its head office in Darlington and has recently undergone a rebranding exercise to celebrate its 20th anniversary, marking the retirement of Dr John England and acknowledging the role of director Jeremy Good.
With regional offices in Sheffield and Preston, the business is an employee-owned company with three directors and eight chartered members of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), with two additional staff working towards full RTPI accreditation.