Carter Jonas makes south west planning hire

By James Buckley - Monday, September 04, 2017 13:57

Carter Jonas, the national property consultancy, has bolstered its national and regional planning capabilities by hiring Lachlan Robertson from Savills to spearhead its planning capabilities in the South West of England.

The planning and development team recognised an opportunity to extend its national network to respond to the need for a stronger planning presence in the South West from its newly expanded office in Bath.

Robertson will work closely with his colleagues in Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge and London.

Robertson joins from Savills’ Reading branch where he has worked for two years as a

director specialising in strategic development and planning policy promotions. Prior to its acquisition by Savills, Robertson worked at Smiths Gore advising rural clients on planning policy promotions and planning applications. 

With over 34 years’ experience in the planning sector, Robertson spent 25 of these years working to a senior level in local government.

James Bainbridge, Head of Planning and Development, Carter Jonas, said: “It is a pleasure to welcome Lachlan to the team. With his extensive experience of the workings of local councils and large-scale housing delivery projects, Lachlan will be an invaluable asset to Carter Jonas and instrumental in the growth of our national network as we continue to expand our market-leading position across the South West.”

Lachlan Robertson, Partner, Carter Jonas, said: “I am very pleased be joining Carter Jonas, particularly at a time of such growth. In the current economic and political climate, it is more important than ever to ensure that quality, affordable homes are being delivered, and I look forward to working with the team to help our new clients in the South West to address both the challenges and opportunities that this presents.”

Lachlan’s appointment follows the news that Carter Jonas has strengthened its business in the South West by taking on additional office space in Bath, having opened two new offices in Taunton and Truro earlier this year, taking its total network of offices across the UK to 38.

jbuckley@costar.co.uk

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