PLANNER PROFILE – Get to know our planning team member, Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon, planner, planning team, rural solutions, rural development specialistThis month meet our planner, Michael (Flash) Gordon!

Flash started work at Rural Solutions in April 2016; before working with us, Michael worked at various small renewable technology companies attaining planning permission for wind turbines and solar arrays.

The best thing about working at Rural… The variety of projects we work on. Each day provides a new and exciting challenge. The knowledge and experience of my work colleagues also provides great support on a day to day basis as well as a great working environment.

Favourite project… I recently attained planning permission for a residential development of up to 35 dwellings in Cumbria. The delight of the client upon attaining planning permission made the approval all the more satisfying.

If you gave up your day job… I would love to be a professional tour golfer. Spending each day in a typically scenic location and following the sun would be my idea of heaven!

When you’re not planning, you’re… at home preparing for the arrival of our first child at the end of May – I am now a master of putting up flat pack furniture! I also support the greatest football team in the world…Barnsley FC, and enjoy a game of rugby (union, not league!) when time allows.

Something we may not know about you… I am quite musical. I play the trombone in several ensembles and am currently learning to play the ukulele.

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