Planning PR and engagement company Chelgate Local has appointed Simon Brooksbank as a public affairs consultant.
Brooksbank has over seven years of experience in the property sector, including three years at Boyer Planning, where he worked on strategic housing applications across London and the South East. He has also worked at Lambeth Council.
Brooksbank is the chair and co-founder of Planning Out, an LGBT Planning Network. Since its launch six months ago, the network has grown to over 200 members and has held a number of events, including a Parliamentary reception hosted by Helen Hayes MP.
He has also been the chair of the RTPI Thames Valley Young Planners.
Liam Herbert, chief executive atChelgate, said: “With his background in planning and extensive networks across the industry, Simon is a great addition to the Chelgate Local team. His knowledge of planning policy as well as his diverse experience in the property sector will allow us to provide more rounded and strategic advice to our clients”.
Brooksbank added: “I am delighted to join the Chelgate Local team. This career move will combine my knowledge and interest in politics with planning. I look forward to delivering on Chelgate Local’s excellent reputation for servicing its clients and helping the company expand.”