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WYG appoints Alan Houghton as Director of Planning and Advisory Services

Alan Houghton

Award winning global professional services firm WYG has appointed Alan Houghton as Director of Planning and Advisory Services for the North West.

In his new role, Alan will lead WYG’s North West planning team, which covers Manchester and Cumbria. He will be based in WYG’s Manchester office.  Alan has a wealth of public and private sector experience having managed large and complex public and private partnerships and projects, in addition to acting on strategic development and spatial planning in the North West and Midlands.

Alan joins from Aecom, where as Regional Director, he led the company’s Manchester-based planning and regeneration team. He previously also worked as Project Director for major planning, infrastructure, masterplanning, and regeneration projects at Scott Wilson Group.

Alan said: “I’m genuinely looking forward to working with all the planners in WYG’s impressive team. It’s a constantly changing market out there, but it’s an exciting challenge to grapple with.”

Simon Chadwick, Head of Planning – North at WYG, commented on Alan’s appointment: “We welcome Alan, along with his vast knowledge and experience, to head up the North West planning team and manage our staff in Manchester and Cumbria. His background within multidisciplinary practices and regeneration will add a new dimension to our established expertise across the residential, infrastructure, retail, and commercial sectors.”

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