Savills, has appointed chartered town planner David Bainbridge as a director in its planning division in Oxford.

Mr Bainbridge, who has experience in strategic residential and mixed-use development, was previously at Bidwells for 15 years, where he was a partner.

Prior to that, he worked for seven years in local government in Milton Keynes, Northampton and East Cambridgeshire.

He said: “I am delighted to become a part of the region’s leading team of planning consultants. Savills has an excellent reputation for delivering a high-quality of service and meaningful results for its clients, many of whom are longstanding. I look forward to making my mark here by further building on its impressive track record of success.”

Mr Bainbridge will focus on work within the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

* Image shows Mr Bainbridge far right with mic at a planning event.

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