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Wednesday, July 19, 2023

GVA Grimley strengthens planning team in Scotland

GVA Grimley has strengthened its planning team in Scotland with the announcement of a number of new appointments and promotions within its Planning, Development and Regeneration (PDR) team.

This announcement by GVA Grimley, which already has one of the leading planning departments in Scotland, signals the company's commitment to planning consultancy at a time when significant changes in the industry are expected.

Within the PDR team, Paul Rounce has been promoted to associate, Ian Gallacher and Rob Newton are now principal planners and Chris Gardner has been elevated to senior planner.

Two graduate planners, Grant Young and Nikola Miller, have also joined the team, which now has 19 staff operating across the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Commenting on the announcement, Gary Mappin, PDR partner at GVA Grimley said: "There has been a profound shift in the market for developers and other property interests during the last few years. In particular, the rapid changes in planning policy and legislation and the growth in environmentally sustainable projects have led to greater demand for our planning, development and regeneration services in recent months.

"Now, with a new planning bill progressing through the Parliament and the impact that this will have on investors and developers, planning is set to become even more of a hot topic in the industry, so we have strengthened our team to ensure that we have the required resources to satisfy client demand."