PLANNER PROFILE: GET TO KNOW DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, JAMES PODESTA

SANDY FISHPOOL
SANDY FISHPOOL
PLANNER PROFILE: GET TO KNOW OUR DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, JAMES PODESTA

PLANNER PROFILE: GET TO KNOW OUR DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, JAMES PODESTA

PLANNER PROFILE: GET TO KNOW OUR DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, JAMES PODESTA

PLANNER PROFILE: GET TO KNOW OUR DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, JAMES PODESTA

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James has been a part of team for over three years. 

What’s your planning background?

I have worked in private planning practice for over 16 years in various regional and multinational planning and surveying companies as well as a private sector strategic land development company. I’ve worked in both urban and rural areas and have been involved in all sectors of planning including retail, commercial, industrial, health, education but mainly residential and strategic residential development. I have represented clients at local plan inquiries, neighbourhood plan hearings and examination of district council’s local plans.

What are you looking forward to most this year? 

I’m most looking forward to the first bit of good weather we get so that I can use my newly constructed outdoor pizza oven.

If you gave up your day job…

I think I would try to learn to play the drums and volunteer to help at the Large Hadron Collider CERN to find out more about the unviverse, what it is made of and its origins.

When you’re not working, you’re…

I like to read and go for runs (but not too long).

Something we may not know about you…

I have cycled the coast to coast from Whitehaven to Newcastle. I’ve also done a skydive over Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand.

 

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