The firm has recently appointed planning consultant, Amy Aspinall, to its Preston office. With more than nine years’ specialist experience, Amy is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University and has held previous roles as council planning officer at St Helen’s Council, Fylde Council and Cheshire East Council.
Planning consultant, Andrew Hale, has also relocated to the firm’s Chester office to bring extra resource to the Chester team, which is currently progressing planning applications for more than 50 projects across the UK.
Guy Evans, chartered town planner at Cassidy + Ashton, said: “In addition to huge demand for residential schemes, we’ve seen growth in the number of commercial projects that are coming to fruition.
“Amy and Andrew are real assets to the business and will add to our already extensive experience and we now have a five-strong planning team which will enable us to continue growing and providing expert advice to our expanding client portfolio.”
Changes in the planning team follow the recent appointment of senior architect, Susan McBain, who has bolstered the multi-disciplinary practice with more than 12 years’ experience.
Established in 1960, the company provides advises on matters relating to town planning, masterplanning and environmental issues and works with developers, landowners, companies and private individuals across the UK.
Recent project wins for the firm include approval for 90 houses in Shropshire for Liberty Properties and a change of use facilitating the relocation of a faculty for the University.