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Double appointment expands PWA Planning team

The PWA Planning team has grown with the appointment of Rico Man and Robert Palmer - pictured in the PWA office in Preston.

North West planning consultancy PWA Planning has grown its team by appointing two new assistant planners.

Rico Man will support the firm’s energy planning division, working to secure planning for a variety of renewable energy projects including battery energy storage systems and solar schemes.

Rico, from Hong Kong, is a graduate of the University of Sheffield where he obtained a Master of Planning (MPlan) degree.

Before joining PWA he gained industry experience by undertaking placements with Urbana Town Planning in Sheffield and Asteer in Manchester, assisting in securing planning consent for residential and commercial projects.

Joining Rico at PWA is Robert Palmer, whose appointment follows an internship he completed at the firm in 2022.

A Leeds Beckett University graduate, where he obtained a first-class degree in Human Geography and Planning, Robert, from Walton-le-Dale, will work with the team across a variety of sectors, taking responsibility for a range of planning tasks including conducting site appraisals and creating planning statements.

Stella Walton, director of PWA Planning, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Rico and Robert to the team. In them we have found two talented, enthusiastic professionals at the beginning of what I’m sure will be very successful careers.

“It’s great to have them onboard as we continue to focus on delivering the best service and helping to facilitate exciting projects for our clients.”

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