PWA Planning has expanded its team with the appointment of Alex Hinchly.
Alex has joined the firm as an assistant planner from housebuilder Castleoak where she was a development surveyor.
In her new role at PWA, Alex will assist the team on town planning matters including pre-planning application statements, planning applications and appeals.
She has over nine years’ experience working in the property sector including roles with housebuilders Rowland Homes and Taylor Wimpey, supported living developer Mersten, and rural estate agency Armitstead Barnett.
Stella Walton, director of PWA Planning, added: “Developing people is something that it is very important to us, and we’re thrilled Alex has joined the team and will be undertaking further study and qualifications with us.
“Alex has a broad mix of experience in the property sector and her knowledge of residential development will be particularly valuable asset to us and our clients.”
Alex, who lives near Preston, said: “I’m pleased to be joining a great team. The role will give me plenty of opportunity to advise housebuilders and developers, but I’m also looking forward to broadening my experience and working with PWA’s clients in the energy, commercial and sports sectors.”
Alex is studying towards a masters degree in urban planning at Sheffield Hallam University after obtaining a first class honours degree in property and real estate from the University of Salford.
A student member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, she also scooped highly commended in the ‘apprentice surveyor of the year’ accolade at the prestigious RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.