Paul promoted as planning and development team expands due to demand

Increased demand for town and country planning services at a leading Shropshire, Midlands and Mid Wales company has resulted in the appointment of a senior planning consultant.

Paul Watson, whose family home is in Llanbadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod Wells, has been promoted by Halls at the company’s Shrewsbury headquarters.

Halls, which has nine offices covering Shropshire, Worcestershire, Mid Wales, the West Midlands and neighbouring counties, is expanding its planning team in response to demand for its professional services for residential, commercial, agricultural, tourism and leisure developments.

The company manages the complete process, starting with identifying and promoting potential development land, advising of options, then preparing plans and submitting planning applications. Should a client wish, Halls call also manage he sale or letting of the land or commercial or residential property.

Halls is also recruiting an assistant planner and expects to grow the planning department over the coming months and years.

Paul, who now lives in Shrewsbury but grew up on the family farm in Mid Wales, is a graduate of Aberystwyth University and achieved a Masters Degree in Spatial Planning and Economic Development from Sweden.

He worked in the town planning and business development departments at Cherwell District Council before moving back to Mid Wales to focus on product management for Control Techniques in Newtown for more than four years.

“We have the skillset and experience at Halls, as a long established and respected company, to help clients to add value to their property assets,” said Paul, who joined Halls in June.
“We support clients with their planning applications and, as the resulting developments influence the landscape in which we live, they trust us to get things right.

“I am committed to helping the company to develop and grow by supporting existing and new clients.”

Director Shaun Jones said: “Paul is a great asset and has all the attributes needed to bring success to clients and Halls alike. He has good business acumen and commercial knowledge, is articulate and popular with clients and shows great attention to detail.”

Halls is also one of the UK’s leading independent firms of estate agents, chartered surveyors, auctioneers and valuers.

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Senior planning consultant Paul Watson (left) with Halls director Shaun Jones (centre) and architectural technician Dave Haughton.