RPS appoints associate planning director

Katherine Putnam - RPS [square]RPS has appointed Katherine Putnam associate planning director in Manchester.

Putnam joins from Chartway Group where she was head of planning. She has experience of working with housebuilders, unitary, county and local authorities, and planning consultancies.

She will work alongside colleagues from the company’s environmental, heritage, engineering and project management teams to support clients to solve the problems that matter and deliver the future growth for the region. 

Tim Partridge, operational director at RPS, said: “Manchester and Greater Manchester is already growing rapidly and is set to see significant change over the next 20 years. A target of 200,000 homes are expected to be built in the region over the period to help meet current demand and offset the impact of the housing crisis. Additionally the Greater Manchester spatial strategy is driving the delivery of a minimum of 50,000 additional affordable homes – 30,000 of which will be ring-fenced for social housing.

“It is an important and exciting time to be involved in the sector, and we’re looking forward to working alongside our current and new clients in the region to help provide exceptional developments throughout the region.”

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