WYG has appointed Marianne McCallum as planning director in its Leeds office.
McCallum joins from planning consultancy Turley, where she contributed to the delivery of employment land, as well as retail and leisure floor space that have fostered job opportunities across the north.
She will lead the coordination of business development within the team at WYG.
On her appointment, McCallum said: “There is an opportunity here to make a positive contribution to the sustainable economic growth of the north.
“A key challenge will be to ensure the planning system adapts to the technological, operational and locational requirements of our manufacturing, logistics, and commercial sectors.”
She added: “I am particularly keen to address the planning challenge of ensuring an appropriate balance is struck between competing land uses as the latest version of the NPPF is implemented.”
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