Developer Mulbury Homes has appointed Phil Palmer as its new land director.
Palmer has been recruited to help drive the continued growth through strategic land acquisition as well as leading the planning process for new developments.
He has joined from Countryside Properties where he was a land manager.
Before that he worked in a land buying role for North Wales house builder David McLean Homes.
Mulbury director Greg Mulligan said: "Phil has over a decade of experience in planning and land buying.
"His professionalism, knowledge and commercial acumen will be instrumental in assisting us with further site acquisitions and in delivering high quality affordable housing to registered social landlords across the North of England."
Lymm-based Mulbury Homes has a turnover of £15m and specialises in social housing.
Current projects include a £5m development of apartments and houses at St Lukes Road, Weaste, for Great Places Housing Group; a £10m housing scheme at Thelwall Lane, Warrington, for Helena Partnerships; and a £1.5m development to provide 14 homes in Helsby for Cube.