Hourigan Connolly — People
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Marc Hourigan
BA(Hons) BPL MRTPI
Executive Director

A Chartered Town Planner, Marc began his career in 1997 and has been successful in establishing and running planning teams across the UK for both private consultancies and developers, holding positions up to Director level in the organisations he has worked at previously.

Over his career, Marc has secured numerous major planning permissions both at a local level and on appeal for national house builders, speculative developers, industrialists, retailers, financial institutions and private landowners. He has also been involved with a number of successful High Court cases.

Daniel Connolly

Daniel Connolly
BA(Hons) DIP TP MRTPI
Executive Director

Daniel is a Chartered Town Planner and began his career in local government in 1996 working in enforcement, development control and planning policy.

Broad consultancy experience has seen Daniel advise some of the UK’s leading financial institutions, industrialists, house builders, telecommunications operators and food retailers on major development proposals across the UK.

Daniel has also held senior positions at two of the UK’s leading house builders where he was instrumental in securing numerous planning permissions.

Mike O'Brien

Mike O’Brien
MTCP MRTPI
Director – Planning

Mike is a Chartered Town Planner and began his career in local government in 2002 working in development control in a London Borough. Since moving back to the north west in 2011 Mike has obtained a broad range of consultancy experience securing major planning permissions for housebuilders, promoters and land owners. He regularly appears at Development Plan Examinations across the UK representing private developers and has also managed complex planning applications on behalf of public sector clients. He became a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2004.

Beverley

Beverley Moss
BA (Hons) MPlan MRTPI
Associate 

Beverley is a Chartered Town Planner and joined the team in December 2013. Beverley became a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2009 and has experience of working in both local government and private practice environments.
Beverley has a breadth of experience having worked on a variety of projects across a broad range of sectors including residential, commercial and leisure.  She regularly appears at Development Plan Examinations across the UK on behalf of private developers.

Ella Gartland

Ella Gartland
BA(Hons) DIP TP MRTPI
Associate

Ella is a Chartered Town Planner with over 13 years’ experience, mostly working in planning consultancy, but also with some experience working for a local planning authority. She has acted for a range of public and private sector clients in the commercial and residential sectors, co-ordinating major applications and promoting land through the development plan process.

Ella has also been involved in writing policy documents, preparing and co-ordinating Environmental Statements and producing development strategies and briefs to aid site disposal.

Laura

Laura Richardson
BA (Hons) PgDip MRICS
Consultant 

Laura is a Chartered Planning and Development Surveyor and joined Hourigan Connolly in September 2014 to assist with our growth in Yorkshire and the North East of England.  Laura became a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2004 and has experience in both the public and private sector. She spent 5 years in the Yorkshire and the Humber team of the Homes and Communities Agency (formerly English Partnerships) working in the development of a range of mixed use, residential and commercial regeneration schemes, as well as in consultancy in both Manchester and Leeds for CB Richard Ellis and Knight Frank respectively.

Rebeccah

Rebecca Thompson
MTCP (Hons) MRTPI
Senior Planner

Rebecca is a Chartered Town Planner and joined the team in June 2016. Rebecca became a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2015 and having worked in private practice since graduating in 2011. Rebecca has extensive experience working on numerous projects, both for private and public sector clients, advising on complex planning issues and working with clients and their consultant teams in order to secure planning permission for a range of schemes. Her experience covers a broad range of sectors including residential, education, commercial and leisure.

Elinor George

Elinor George
MTCP (Hons) MRTPI
Senior Planner

Elinor is a Chartered Town Planner and joined the team in December 2016. Elinor became a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute in 2015 and began her career by working within one of the UK’s leading House Builders. Elinor has worked in private practice since 2014 and has extensive experience working on numerous projects, both for private and public sector clients, advising on complex planning issues and working with clients and their consultant teams in order to secure planning permission for a range of schemes. Her experience covers a broad range of sectors including residential, education, commercial and leisure.

Jenny

Jenny Fryer
MTCP (Hons) MRTPI
Planner

Jenny joined Hourigan Connolly full-time after completing her Masters degree at Manchester University in September 2014 this was following a years part-time work experience during her studies.

Jenny became a Chartered Town Planner in September 2016. Jenny works across the UK assisting with a diverse range of projects as well as managing her own workload.

 

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Joanne Hawe
Office Manager

Joanne has 17 years’ experience of working in the property industry having previously held positions at CBRE and Colliers International.  Joanne has diverse property experience having worked in, planning, development, agency, rating, landlord and tenant and property management teams.