Mark Russell MA(Hons) MRTPI Head of Planning


Mark has an extensive and varied career as a chartered town planner.  In the public sector his career took in major project planning roles and leading a team of Development Management planners in Edinburgh.

His private sector career included working at Associate Director level on a wide range of planning projects at a large international planning consultancy.  Before joining Steve Hesmondhalgh & Associates LTD Mark was Principal Planning Advisor for Homes for Scotland who represent approximately 95% of all house builders in Scotland.  This took Mark to the sharp end of national planning policy and helped to refine his understanding of viability in planning for housing and dealing with both large and small scale house builders.

Mark leads the team on a range of planning projects and works closely with Steve to decide strategies to deliver the best possible results for the company’s clients.

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