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We are pleased to announce Marian Hutchin has joined the firm to lead and develop our Mariangrowing planning, consents and environmental department.  Marian comes with a wealth of Industry knowledge and extensive global experience having previously worked in Ireland, the UK and New Zealand.  Marian has spent the last seven years at High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd where she established and led the Town Planning team.

Colin Ovens, Managing Director of CJ Associates, said “Marian’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has made her a key addition to the CJ Associates family.  We view her appointment as a significant step in the development of the Company’s well respected and professional planning capability.  It is a sign of our continued commitment to providing our clients within the construction industry with excellent independent strategic advice and practical assistance in the process of authorising and gaining the requisite consents for their major infrastructure projects.  Industry growth and activity, and client demand led us to search for a high performing addition to lead our team who would complement our ethos of exceptional service, and we are very pleased that someone of Marian’s calibre has agreed to fulfil this role for us.  I’m confident that Marian will enhance our reputation and commitment in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”

Commenting on her new role Marian said, “Having now completed a very satisfying and challenging position at HS2 Ltd, I am very much looking forward to this new role within CJ Associates where I can complement and enhance its multi-disciplinary team and develop what is a well-respected and dynamic business”.

Marian is a Chartered Town Planner and Practitioner of IEMA with a degree in Property Economics, Masters of Urban and Regional Planning, and Postgraduate Diploma in International Development Studies.

Marian began her career in the private sector preparing planning applications and environmental and retail impact assessments for mixed use development schemes in Ireland. Following that Marian worked in the public and private sector in New Zealand, which included delivering planning consents for rail upgrade works in Auckland and providing ministerial advice to support the nomination of Auckland’s volcanic landscape as a UNESCO World Heritage site.  On moving to London in 2007, Marian provided planning policy advice to the London Borough of Enfield, specialising in the development of transport policy at a sub-regional and local level, and led on the delivery of planning policy frameworks for key regeneration areas in the Borough. In addition, Marian was responsible for co-ordinating aspects of the delivery of Council’s Local Plan as it was taken through examination in public. Marian has also provided planning policy advice to the London Borough of Haringey on the statutory processes involved in the delivery of their Local Plan including advice on public consultation, sustainability appraisal and examination in public procedures.