Nick Graham has joined GVA as a principal planner, one of a number of senior appointments across the North.
Previously with Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, he will be based in the Manchester office alongside new director Neil Morton who joins GVA to lead the Newcastle team with a remit to help lead the northern PDR team's residential planning practice across the Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle offices.
In addition, David Brocklehurst joins as an associate and Tom Baker joins as a principal, both to be based in GVA's Newcastle office.
These latest appointments take PDR's northern planning presence to over 30 qualified planning, funding and development specialists, with 15 located in Manchester, 10 in Leeds and a team of eight in Newcastle.
Iain Jenkinson, senior director for PDR in the North, pictured, said: "We are continuously looking to expand and strengthen our already strong planning teams to provide an all-round service to our clients.
"We have an active recruitment campaign in the Manchester office for town planners at several levels and hope to have some further news on this in due course."