Oxfordshire: Planning consultancy Edgars promotes three

Edgars, the Oxfordshire-based planning consultancy, has promoted three planners to senior planners. Alex Edge, Hugh Shepherd and Iain Summerwood have been promoted as part of the 14-strong business’ continued growth strategy.Alex Edge started his career at Leicester City Council and joined Witney-based Edgars three years ago in 2016 as a graduate planner. He specialises in development management, heritage proposals and planning feasibility appraisal.

Hugh Shepherd joined Edgars in March 2019 from Peter Brett Associates. He started his planning career in the public sector before moving to the private sector. Shepherd’s experience includes development management, local plans, planning appeals and heritage proposals.

Iain Summerwood joined Edgars in May 2019. He began his planning career in the public sector, working within a Borough Council to the west of London. Summerwood then gained a further four years’ experience within a multi-disciplinary built environment firm. Iain has experience in development management, planning applications, planning appeals and land promotion.

From left: Jayne Norris, Alex Edge, Hugh Shepherd, Iain Summerwood, and Jon Westerman

Jayne Norris, director, Edgars said: “We are so proud of Alex, Hugh and Iain. Their commitment to the company and their clients goes above and beyond. It is testament to their continued hard work and care for their clients that has resulted in this trio of promotions. We extend our warmest congratulations as they continue their career with Edgars.”