Planning consultancy Lichfields has appointed two new planners at its Thames Valley office in Reading.

Ellie Roe and Mark Battersby will join the team, based at Apex Reading. Ellie Roe has relocated from the firm’s Cardiff office and will work on a number of public and private sector projects including advising on the development potential of sites, pursuing planning applications, preparing representations to emerging Local Plans and due diligence.

Mark Battersby, fresh from completing an MSc at the University of Reading, will be involved in similar work, supporting the senior team on several f important projects.

Both will be encouraged by Lichfields to be active members of RG NextGen, an ambitious group set up in Summer for the next generation of real estate professionals, and where Lichfields’ own Caitlin Attrill is a founding committee member.

Nick Kirby, planning director at the Thames Valley office, said: “We are committed to bringing on the next generation of planning talent to ensure that the business is equipped with the skills to meet future needs.

“Ellie and Mark will be great additions to the team, bringing added resource and depth to our services as we continue to grow off the back of a strong client base and diverse portfolio of work.”

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