New recruits at Indigo

David McCourt

Indigo Planning has announced a promotion and made two appointments at its Manchester office.

Daniel Jackson has been promoted to associate, and Amy James and Jayshree Patel-Astley join as senior planners.

Jackson joined Indigo Planning in 2007 and has experience managing complex projects throughout England, including large scale strategic mixed-use developments, major urban regeneration projects, housing schemes, healthcare campuses and teaching establishments.

He is currently advising on and project managing planning and listed building applications for the redevelopment of a listed mill in Burnley's Weavers' Triangle to provide a University Technical College for 800 students and wider mixed-use development.

Amy James previously worked at HOW Planning. Her recent work has included an extension to the Bridestones Centre in Congleton, planning consent for Barburrito on Deansgate in Manchester, and the Talbot Gateway project in Blackpool.

Jayshree Patel-Astley joins from Walsingham Planning, where she has been advising retail and commercial developers on retail impact assessment, and has previously worked as part of Savills' National Retail Planning Team based in Manchester.

She was part of Manchester City Council's South Manchester Regeneration Team where she worked on the Moss Side & Rusholme Local Plan. She has also undertaken guest lectures for the University of Manchester's Planning and Landscape Department.

Bill Davidson, Indigo Planning director, who heads up the firm's Manchester office, said: "We are seeing a growing number of instructions from both the Greater Manchester area and across the UK.

"These new appointments will help strengthen the team and ensure the quality and standard of service our clients receive remains high, while Daniel's promotion is a reflection of his commitment to the business and his ability to lead on complex applications in sensitive locations."

There are now 16 staff at Indigo Planning in Manchester.

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