Following the ongoing success of its recently launched Midlands Planning and Development Team, Carter Jonas has recruited Laura McCombe as an associate planner based out the firm’s Two Snowhill office in the centre of Birmingham.
McCombe joins from Boyer with more than five years post qualification experience managing a variety of residential, commercial, and mixed-use schemes. Recently she has focused on strategic residential land, leading on the preparation and implementation of planning strategies for a range of clients, including national housebuilders and landowners. A proactive member of the RTPI Young Planners and the Women in Planning Network, McCombe was awarded the RTPI East Midlands Young Planner of the Year 2020.
Carter Jonas opened its Birmingham office in 2016. Since this time, in response to market opportunities, the firm has increased its capabilities and established new business lines, including dedicated planning and development services led by Neal Allcock. McCombe will work closely with Allcock and the wider team, advising clients on a diverse range of planning matters across the region including, tall buildings, student and educational uses, brownfield redevelopment and strategic green belt release.
Neal Allcock, Partner, Planning and Development, Carter Jonas Birmingham, said: “Laura has quickly established an exceptional reputation in the industry, and it is a pleasure to welcome to her to the team. Her professionalism and proactive approach considerably strengthen our services and ability to provide clients with practical, joined-up advice and strategies, based upon up-to-the-minute market intelligence and legislative changes.”
Laura McCombe, Associate Planner, Carter Jonas Birmingham said: “It is great to have joined Carter Jonas as they continue to expand their Midlands planning and development services. I look forward to working with clients across the region and providing comprehensive planning advice on a range of projects. A key part of my role will be to support Neal as the team grows which is an exciting opportunity.”