Planning team leader moves to new role in private sector firm
A noted professional with more than 20 years' experience in energy, minerals and waste planning, has left the public sector to take up a new role with independent engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong.
Adrian Lea is departing Cornwall Council where he managed the authority's natural resources planning team, to become technical director based at Wardell Armstrong's Penryn office in a newly created role.
Mr Lea, who was previously principal planning officer at Cheshire County Council is described as an innovative planner, who has worked closely with developers and communities to facilitate development opportunities.
The natural resources planning team he led at Cornwall Council was named the 2011 RegenSW most proactive public sector body, and nominated for many national awards. He has organised the Cornwall renewable energy conference and exhibition for several years.
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Haydn Scholes, director of Wardell Armstrong's renewable energy group said: "We're delighted to be able to further strengthen our team with someone of Adrian's calibre and experience.
"Having worked with him closely for many years on the other side of the fence, we know him as a prime mover in renewable energy with contacts that extend from Cornwall to Whitehall. His experience in waste and minerals will also be of great value to our clients."
During his career, Mr Lea has overseen the consideration and determination of many hundreds of planning applications. These have included large scale and sometimes contentious proposals for mass burn incineration, landfills, underground gas storage, wind farms, solar farms and geothermal power stations. Major mineral proposals have included sand, china clay, salt, brine, peat, coal, slate and hard rock extraction.
His new role at Wardell Armstrong will involve using his extensive knowledge to help clients steer their development proposals through the planning process, as well as taking advantage of emerging opportunities in minerals, waste resource management and renewable energy.
Mr Lea said: "It is a pleasure to be joining such a well renowned and highly respected consultancy and I am greatly looking forward to working on a broad range of minerals, waste and energy projects."
Adrian studied planning at Manchester University, quarrying at Doncaster College and sustainable waste management at Leeds University where he gained an MSc (Eng) with distinction. He is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management and a fellow of the Institute of Quarrying.