Cheffins has announced the appointment of Emma Healey as senior heritage planner, as part of the continued expansion of the planning division.

Emma joins Cheffins from Barton Willmore, now Stantec, where she held the position of senior heritage planner.

This role involved working on a variety of heritage projects nationwide, providing advice and writing statements to support a range of planning and listed building consent applications including renewable energy schemes, regeneration projects and detailed listed building work.

At Cheffins, Emma will be focussing on supporting the planning team by providing specialist heritage advice for the firm’s diverse range of clients throughout East Anglia.

She is working on projects relating to detailed changes to listed buildings, development in conservation areas and in the setting of heritage assets. 

The Cheffins planning division has been involved in a number of major projects throughout the region, working closely with property companies, promotors, landowners, farmers and private individuals on major and minor projects.

Adam Tuck, head of the planning division at Cheffins said: “Emma joins the team with a wealth of experience in the heritage planning sector. We have a diverse range of clients here at Cheffins, many of whom own older buildings that are in need of updating and maintaining, whilst protecting their heritage character, and we are sure that Emma’s specialist experience in this field will come as invaluable to many.

“The Cheffins planning team is currently in a period of expansion as we look to consistently provide an efficient and effective service for clients throughout the region.” 

Emma Healey, senior heritage planner at Cheffins said: “I am looking forward to working with the well-regarded Cheffins team and moving my focus to protecting heritage assets in the region.

“I am excited to start helping clients work through and understand the policy surrounding heritage, and highlighting how heritage can be viewed as an opportunity rather than a constraint. With a growing focus on the climate emergency, our work is increasingly important to demonstrate how sustainable adaption and creative reuse of historic buildings is crucial to preserving our existing buildings for future generations.”

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