Nexus Planning adds to Manchester Team

By Kasmira Jefford - Monday, September 11, 2017 11:11

UK planning and regeneration consultancy Nexus Planning has appointed Richard Shepherd as a director in its Manchester team.

Shepherd specialises in providing planning advice on retail and town centre development for both private and public sector clients. He joins Nexus Planning from WYG Planning, where he was also a director.

Shepherd leads teams to deliver retail, leisure and town centre studies for local authority clients, and has provided expert witness services at Inquiry and to the Courts. His recent experience also includes advising on major retail schemes across the north of the England and beyond, including the planned Ikea development at Cuerden, the redevelopment of Gungate in Tamworth town centre, and the proposed Designer Outlet Centre at Scotch Corner.

Peter Tooher, executive director and Head of Nexus Planning’s Manchester Office, said: “I'm delighted to welcome Richard to the Nexus team - this significant appointment represents another important step in the growth of the team in Manchester and establishes the national reach of our retail planning capability. Richard's skills and experience will be of significant benefit to many of our existing clients and will enable us to develop our footprint in this important sector.”

Shepherd added: “Nexus Planning has established a strong reputation in advising both the private and public sectors, and I am delighted to be part of its growth. I look forward to working as part of such a knowledgeable team to deliver the full range of retail planning services to new and existing clients.”

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