The Wilkes Planning Team Expands its Expertise with the Inclusion of Dr. James Bennett

Wilkes proudly announces the latest addition to its Planning, Infrastructure and Regulatory Team, welcoming Dr. James Bennett to the dynamic group of professionals dedicated to sustainable development.

Dr. Bennett brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team with a proven track record having spent over 15 years on archaeological sites and other heritage projects in the UK, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

As the newest member of the Wilkes Planning Team, Dr. Bennett will play a crucial role in advancing the team’s commitment to overcoming the challenges with development where there are heritage assets and sites of archaeological significance. Dr Bennett’s expertise will contribute to providing innovative solutions and expertise to these niche aspects of the planning landscape. His strategic vision aligns seamlessly with the Wilkes’ mission.

“We are really pleased to welcome James to the Wilkes Planning Team. His wealth of expertise and experience will undoubtedly enhance our capabilities and contribute to our ongoing success and intended growth” – Leenamari, Partner at Wilkes

Dr. Bennett’s career achievements include having published extensively on various heritage subjects including urban development, and cultural property analysis. His latest research focuses on the current UK legal and policy protections in relation to non-designated heritage assets and the enforcement of heritage conditions on planning applications.

The expansion of the Wilkes Planning Team with the inclusion of Dr. James Bennett underscores the organisation’s commitment to staying at the forefront of urban planning. As the team continues to grow, its ability to address the evolving challenges of development is strengthened, ensuring a positive impact on the communities it serves.

  • Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

    Leenamari Aantaa-Collier

    Partner & Head of Planning

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