The Leeds office of independent planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore is celebrating its 21st year in the city with the promotion of a senior planner.
Jane Beckett, who is working on some of Yorkshire’s most high profile projects such as Waverley New Community, the Advanced Manufacturing Park and the Kellingley colliery redevelopment for Harworth and Peel, has been promoted to planning associate.
The promotion will see Jane help lead Barton Willmore’s work across the housing, energy and commercial property sectors within Yorkshire.
And the move coincides with another successful 12 months for Barton Willmore’s team of nine in its Leeds office.
In that time the team has appeared at several Local Plan examinations, secured multiple planning approvals, and has helped most of the major housebuilders get consent.
Recent examples include 209 homes for Taylor Wimpey at Market Weighton, further expansion of Waverley Advanced Manufacturing Park and redevelopment of the Kellingley Colliery site on behalf of Harworth Group.
Barton Willmore is also working on a live application for the final phase of Skelton Gate for Templegate, which has just secured funding from Homes England.
Exciting exemplar proposals for the redevelopment of Esholt Water Treatment Works in Bradford for Keyland Developments Ltd are now out to consultation too.
Jane Beckett, planning associate, said: “I’m thrilled to be taking on the role of planning associate in the Leeds office having been involved in a wide variety of exciting projects involving the development of infrastructure, business space and new homes, during such an exciting time for Yorkshire.”
James Hall, partner at Barton Willmore, said: “It’s been a great 12 months for Barton Willmore in Yorkshire – we have a fabulous group of clients who are continually investing in the county.
“Jane has stepped up to successfully lead a number of our major projects in that time, so I’m delighted she has become a planning associate.
“We remain optimistic for the next year, particularly if there is progress on the BREXIT and One Yorkshire devolution deals.”