Graeme joins our team

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of experienced planning consultant Graeme Thorpe as an associate at PWA Planning.

Graeme has joined us from Leith Planning where he was group planning manager. Prior to this he spent more than 15 years in senior planning roles with Burnley Borough Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Our founder and director Paul Walton comments: “Graeme is an enormously experienced town planner with bags of experience in our core sectors and is therefore a great addition to our team.

“His time in a number of local authority planning roles, and knowledge of managing complex planning applications in both urban and rural locations, will be invaluable to our clients.”

Speaking of his appointment, Graeme added: “PWA has forged a strong reputation for guiding clients through the planning process and helping them to get development moving.

“Like myself, many of the team have a broad range of expertise in both private practice and within local authorities. I’m looking forward to helping our clients to meet their planning and development goals.”

During his time at Burnley Borough Council, Graeme was the authority’s principal planner and gained extensive experience managing planning applications for major residential, commercial, leisure, renewable energy, and heritage-related developments.

Heis a graduate of Sheffield Hallam University and holds degree in Planning Studies, a diploma in Town Planning, and an ILM Award in Leadership and Management. He has been a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute for over 13 years.