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West Midlands consultancy expands Stratford-upon-Avon team

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Following a significant increase in demand for planning services in the West Midlands, Marrons is growing its presence in Stratford-upon-Avon with the appointment of Matt Godfrey as assistant planner.

With a diverse background, Matt joins the design, planning and development consultancy from Warwick District Council, where he dealt with householder applications, lawful development certificates and appeals, and provided pre-application advice.

In his new role, Matt will be responsible for helping to grow the business in Warwickshire and the West Midlands, and will use his experience, skills and knowledge from working within a local authority to successfully secure planning permissions for developers, landowners and homeowners.

Matt said: “I am thrilled to have joined Marrons – a dynamic and innovative town planning consultancy that is making a significant impact in the industry. I was attracted to Marrons because of its growing reputation for excellence and its commitment to delivering high-quality results for its clients.

I am excited to contribute to the growth and success of the consultancy and establish myself as a dependable member of the team. In particular, I am looking forward to working with an experienced team of professionals and learning from their expertise.

My passion for town planning and my desire to make a meaningful contribution to the industry aligns perfectly with Marrons’ vision and values. I hope to build a long-term career at here and to progress within the company as I continue to develop my skills and knowledge.

Matt will primarily be based at Marrons’ Stratford-upon-Avon hub, but will be working with clients nationally.

The Stratford-upon-Avon team, which has more than doubled in size in 12 months, takes the lead in developing Marrons’ offering in the area, providing services including securing planning permission for development and promoting greenfield and brownfield land to meet future housing and employment needs.

Gary Stephens, partner and town planning consultant at Marrons, said: “There has been a significant increase in demand for our services due to our high success rate in achieving planning permissions for clients.

We have significant growth plans in the business, and Matt’s appointment will strengthen the team and bring new ideas and skills to unlock sites. We are thrilled to have him on board.

Published: 16th May 2023
Area: Marrons

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