Woods Hardwick appoints new Planning Director in Birmingham

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Woods as Planning Director to lead the growth of the business in the Midlands. Formerly a Director of Edge 4 Planning, Paul has more than 30 years’ experience of town planning in the public and private sector. He was previously Director and Head of Infrastructure Planning at GL Hearn. 

Commenting on his new role, Paul said:

“I’m hugely excited to be joining the Woods Hardwick team. With HS2 and extensive plans to transform transport infrastructure across the region, it is an exciting time for the Midlands. Now more than ever we need to help our clients navigate the planning process and support regional growth.”

Russell Gray, Planning Director in the firm’s Bedford office commented on Paul’s appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Woods Hardwick family. He brings with him phenomenal experience on large scale planning and development projects, including town centre redevelopments and commercial and residential schemes.”

Building on the strong foundations Woods Hardwick has fostered over 50 years from their head office in Bedford, the Birmingham office supports developers, land promoters, house builders and land owners across the Midlands. Based in the iconic Fort Dunlop building, the team is ideally located in the heart of the West Midlands, serving clients across Birmingham, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Northamptonshire. 

Woods Hardwick’s planning team is already successfully guiding clients, including Linden Homes, Hayfield Homes, Heygates, Deltic Group, Grand Union Living Group through the complex town planning system across the Midlands. Working closely with the other Woods Hardwick divisions, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, the team is focused on delivering optimum solutions and best value for clients.

If you would like to have an introductory (virtual!) meeting or discuss any potential projects with Paul, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Contact details:

Paul Woods


Mobile: 07803 206800