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National planning consultancy DPP has appointed a new Planner, Tom Wright, based in their Cardiff office and a new Assistant Planner, Patrick Mottershead, based in Manchester.

Tom joins from Bristol-based planning firm Origin3 where he’s worked for the last 3 years. Tom studied Geography and Planning at the University of West England, where he then went on to do a Masters in Planning. Having extensive residential experience, he will be assisting with several schemes the Cardiff office are working on including a major residential-led regeneration project in Poole, a strategic housing site in Cardiff as well as a new Maths & Computer Sciences building for Cardiff University.

On his move to Cardiff and DPP Tom Wright said:

“It’s an exciting time to be joining this growing team at DPP. Cardiff is a vibrant city to live and work in and the team are involved in a range of major residential, mixed-use and commercial projects in various locations across the UK that I am excited to get involved in.”

Patrick Mottershead joins DPP Manchester from Bedford based planning firm Aragon, where he’s worked for the past 18 months following a degree in Human Geography & Planning at Leeds Beckett University. Patrick will be assisting the team on a number of exciting projects including a new garden village/urban extension project and a major mixed-use regeneration project in Bolton.

Speaking about the new appointments, Chief Executive Officer, Gareth Hooper said:

“These two appointments reflect the growth in workload we are currently experiencing across the UK. Both Tom and Patrick’s residential experience reflects our increasing workload nationally in this sector, where we are working with volume housebuilders as well as acting on some of the most exciting residential-led regeneration proposals across the UK.”


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