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Alan Houghton Director - Planning


Alan has over 35 years’ experience of planning and regeneration in both the public and private sectors. He has led many major planning, infrastructure, masterplanning and regeneration commissions across a range of subject areas, including residential, commercial land and open space – and most crucially the synthesis of these different strands into a vision and plan at strategic and site level. Alan leads the Planning team in north west England, with offices in Manchester and Cumbria and works across the north of England and Wales.

Alan’s key strengths lie in his ability to develop public/private partnership structures, allied to strong political and community engagement to achieve deliverable consents and outcomes. This has included the development of Joint Venture partnerships, and guiding complex city centre and derelict/contaminated development opportunities from concept though masterplanning, planning approvals, procurement of developers and onsite construction.

On behalf of local authorities, public bodies and private clients, Alan has led the preparation of statutory planning policy documents, and submission of high profile complex planning applications in highly sensitive locations, including World Heritage Sites, Conservation Areas and involving Listed Buildings.