National property consultancy Carter Jonas is expanding its northern planning and development team with the appointment of Stephen Courcier as senior planner in their Leeds office.
Stephen joined Carter Jonas’ planning and development division following roles in local government at Selby District Council and Wakefield District Council where he was involved in development management, as well as planning policy.
Working with established agency, development and planning colleagues in Carter Jonas’ Leeds and Harrogate offices, Stephen will provide strategic planning and development policy advice across major commercial and residential development projects throughout Northern England.
He is currently involved in the promotion of a number of greenfield and brownfield sites in Leeds through the Local Plan process.
His clients include the Wilton Estate, KCS Developments Ltd and the Grimston Park Estate.
Carter Jonas specialises in site assessment, project development, preparation and negotiation of planning applications for prominent landowners throughout Yorkshire, as well as private individual and corporate clients.
Expertise includes land promotion and projects in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, as well as managing strategic land promotion across the North.
Stephen said: “I am delighted to be focusing upon my planning role within Carter Jonas Leeds office, working with the highly experienced and dedicated planning and development teams in all our offices across the north, which provides advice on the delivery of economic, social and environmentally sustainable developments across the country.”
John Webster, head of the Leeds office, said: “The cornerstone of our planning and development team’s work is the provision of commercially astute planning advice to landowners, developers and investors to help them maximise the value of their property assets.
“Stephen brings with him a wealth of expertise that will further strengthen our experienced and proven team.”
Stephen, who lives in York, has an MSc in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University and is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
Outside of work he enjoys walking, travel, cinema, and spending time with his family.