11 September 2014
We are delighted to announce that our planning division has merged with Alliance Planning on 10 September 2014. This selective acquisition significantly strengthens our offering in planning services, making it one of the largest planning consultancies in the UK. Steven Fidgett, Owner and Director of Alliance Planning, joins WYG as new Head of Discipline for Planning.
Established in 1996, Alliance Planning has been a rapidly expanding independent planning consultancy, with offices in London, Guildford, Birmingham and the East of England. Its 31 planning, heritage and urban design professionals provide advice on every aspect of development, from historic environment and natural resources to master planning, housing and high density urban living. They are all joining WYG, boosting our existing team of planning experts to over 100 and making it a top 5 UK planning consultancy.
This move is in line with our strategy to grow through selective acquisitions. It offers clients a wider scope of planning services and enables country-wide geographical coverage.
About joining WYG as the new Head of Planning, Steven Fidgett commented:
“This is an exciting chapter for the Alliance Planning team, who join WYG at a time of significant growth and opportunity. I look forward to leading this new combined team of highly skilled planners at WYG, delivering class leading performance throughout the UK.”
Tim Holden, Head of Region, UK, WYG, said:
“We feel privileged to welcome all 31 talented individuals who have made the success of Alliance Planning and look forward to undertaking new projects together. This is good news for our clients all over the UK who will now benefit from an enhanced and comprehensive range of planning services.”