PWA Planning has expanded its team with the appointment of James Halsey.
James has joined the firm as an assistant planner after three years with Gladman Developments where he gained experience in residential planning.
He recently returned to the UK after some time abroad travelling following the completion of a master’s degree in spatial planning and development at Cardiff University. Originally from Aylesbury, James also holds a degree in geography from Lancaster University.
At PWA, James will work alongside the planning team to prepare pre-application statements and planning appraisals, as well as bringing forward planning applications and appeals for schemes in the residential, commercial and retail sectors.
Stella Walton, director of PWA Planning, said: “We’re always looking to bring on new talent to expand capacity within the team and build a bright future for the firm and our clients.
“James is a talented individual who brings fresh perspective to the firm – he has been a real asset to PWA so far and I’m confident he’ll build a great career with us.”
James added: “I feel like part of the team already and have benefited from a lot of one-to-one coaching. I’ve learnt so much already and am really looking forward to being exposed to schemes of all sizes and working alongside a wide range of clients.”
James is currently working towards chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the gold standard of planning practice.