Johnson Mowat working on behalf of the Leeds City Region Consortium have issued a response to Central Government regarding the consultation on a new ‘standardised methodology’ for calculating housing need. The proposals put forward by Central Government seek to rebalance affordability ratios and would see supressed levels of housing growth in the North of England. Whilst we welcome the move toward a more standard approach to calculating housing need, we consider the methodology should seek to facilitate a more positive link between housing and economic growth.DCLG Standardised Methodology Response FINAL 08.11.2017 (259 downloads)
Johnson Mowat appoints Associate Planner in Leeds
Leeds based Planning and Development Consultancy Johnson Mowat has appointed an associate to lead its commercial development focus.
Hamish Robertshaw joins from Cushman & Wakefield in Leeds, having previously worked for DTZ in London and Leeds.
He advises on a broad range of planning and development matters but will focus primarily on expanding Johnson Mowat’s activity within the commercial development sector, including strategic employment land, industrial/logistics, town centre, institutional and mixed use development.
Hamish has previously acted for clients including Harworth Group, Npower, Realm, Royal Mail, Ardagh and Owens Corning as well as various health, education and government institutions.
He returns from a three month sabbatical spent in Sydney, Australia where he contributed to conservation and heritage projects.
Hamish Robertshaw commented:
“I am delighted to be joining Johnson Mowat to help expand their business and to continue to promote high quality commercial development across Yorkshire and the north of England.”
Mark Johnson, managing partner of Johnson Mowat, commented:
“We welcome Hamish to the business and look forward to working with him to expand our advice to landowners and developers in the commercial sector.”