After three years with Savills, Rob Haslam has joined Harworth Group as planning manager in a newly-created role.
Haslam was formerly a director in Savills’ Manchester planning team, and prior to his role with Savills, spent around eight years with Trafford Council’s planning department, eventually becoming head of planning services.
In his new role, Haslam will lead on all aspects of planning for Harworth Group in the North West, along with supporting new greenfield and brownfield land opportunities.
The appointment follows Harworth’s purchase of land at Moss Nook in St Helens for its first residential development in the region, adding to its industrial portfolio at Logistics North in Bolton.
Haslam is the third addition to Harworth’s team in the region in recent months, following development manager Matthew Whiteley, who joined from Himor, and technical manager Michelle Murray.
Steven Knowles, Harworth’s regional director for the North West, said: “We have an extremely busy 2019 lined up, including finalising development at Logistics North and starting on-site at our 900-home Moss Nook development in St Helens, and I look forward to Rob’s input to help successfully deliver these.”
Haslam added: “Joining Harworth was an opportunity too good to miss, given the business is delivering some of the most exciting land regeneration projects in the UK and with a clear plan for further growth. I’m looking forward to working with Steven and the team to deliver new homes across the region as well as the commercial development that initially made our name in the North West.”