Planning consultancy Turley strengthens its Heritage team

Planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its national Heritage team with two appointments and a promotion.
Graeme Ives joins the 15-strong team as an Associate Director and Claire Easton joins as a Heritage Planner. Graeme was previously a principal inspector for Historic England for the North West of England, and Claire was previously working for the Council of British Archaeology in Yorkshire. Both join Turley in its Manchester office.

At the same time, Manchester-based Katy Lightbody is promoted to Director. Katy was one of the founding members of the Turley Heritage team joining the company in 2010.

Commenting on his appointment Graeme said:

“I’m delighted to join the Turley Heritage team. The team has a terrific reputation and has been involved in some of the largest and highest profile schemes in the UK and the North West. The move provides an excellent opportunity to use my heritage planning experience to benefit development that sustain and enhance the historic environment.”

Roger Mascall, Director and Head of Heritage said:

“This is an exciting time for our Manchester based-team which, combined with the recent expansion of our team in London, means that we now have a considerable resource to dedicate to our existing and prospective clients.

“The management of change in the historic environment requires expertise and experience and our expanding team combines academic and practical strengths to advise our clients when considering proposals that affect heritage assets and their settings.”