Emery Planning has expanded its professional team with the appointment of Aaron Marrs as Consultant, and the promotion of Jill Paton as Assistant Consultant.
Aaron Marrs joins from Strutt & Parker in Chester and Shrewsbury where he was the sole planning consultant advising on a diverse portfolio of residential and commercial projects across the Northern region.
Aaron’s appointment further bolsters Emery Planning’s impressive Local Plan expertise. Aaron has extensive experience of Local Plan representations, including site allocations and public consultations, and a detailed understanding of Plan progression within Local Authorities in the Cheshire, North Wales and Lancashire areas.
“I’d heard positive reports of Emery Planning at industry networking events and via peers working in the planning profession and had always thought they sounded like a consultancy I’d like to work for,” says Aaron, “When I felt ready to advance my career in a new role, I was delighted to learn that they were looking to expand their team. It’s fantastic to be on board.”
Jill Paton joined Emery Planning in 2015 as part of the Professional Support Team after finishing a Philosophy degree at the University of Nottingham. With the sponsorship of Emery Planning, Jill has completed an MSc in Planning at Manchester University in just 12 months.
Says Jill, “When I joined Emery Planning after graduation, I didn’t know what career path to take. Initially, the position was only temporary, but I quickly realised that planning was my ideal vocation.
“The whole team has been incredibly supportive. I have been lucky to learn the ins and outs of planning from the very best in the business, which was invaluable when I came to study for my professional qualification. I already feel like part of the ‘Emery family’ so am thrilled to have the opportunity to progress my career at Emery Planning for the many years to come,” she adds.
Emery Planning is one of the UK’s leading independent town planning consultancies working with clients and councils across the UK from its base in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Aaron and Jill join a team of 21 consultants offer a comprehensive range of expert planning services covering residential and commercial property development, leisure and tourism, retail, education, healthcare, listed buildings, conservation and Green Belt development.
The team expansion follows a sustained period of success and growth for Emery Planning.
If you would like to know more about our team then please visit our team page.