We are pleased to welcome experienced planning specialist Paul Thomas to the team at Bargate Homes. Paul’s role as Senior Planning Manager is to lead the planning process for all of Bargate’s new developments, liaising with communities and local authorities. Paul is committed to community engagement, ensuring that people who live near Bargate’s proposed developments have their say and that their views are listened to and taken on board. He joins Bargate from the national consultancy WYG Group, where he advised on residential planning projects of all sizes. He also has significant experience in the public sector, having worked at Basingstoke and Deane and Chichester councils. Paul said: “I am a great believer in developments which fit in well with their local areas, and in working with local communities. Because of this I felt that Bargate Homes was a natural fit for me – I’m pleased to be part of the great team here.”