PWA Planning expands team

PWA Planning has added to its team with three appointments. The Preston-based firm has also announced two senior promotions.

Gemma Newall has joined the planning consultancy as senior planner. She has more than 10 years of experience in town planning and environmental management and most recently spent almost three years with WSP in Manchester. 

Mike Sproston has joined as an assistant planner after completing his MSc in Planning at The University of Manchester. His experience includes planning and environmental roles with Wigan Council and the Wildlife Trust in Wigan and Greater Manchester.

Samantha Ireland has joined as an administration assistant, bringing more than 30 years of experience in secretarial and administrative roles with organisations including the Ministry of Defence and Crown Prosecution Service.

In addition, Lydia Harper and Joshua Hellawell have both been promoted from the role of planner to senior planner. Lydia joined PWA Planning in October 2017 having spent more than 10 years in local authority planning roles. Joshua joined the firm in January 2016 as an assistant planner.

We continue to invest in the team at all levels.

Paul Walton, director at PWA Planning, said: “We continue to invest in the team at all levels to offer an efficient and effective planning service, helping our clients get their developments moving.

“Gemma brings an enormous amount of experience with her from some of the major planning consultancies and multi-disciplinary firms she’s worked with. Mike and Samantha’s appointments add further depth and capacity to our team.

“It’s also great to recognise Lydia and Joshua’s contribution to our growth and success with these well-deserved promotions.”