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Team ELG

The ELG team are based out of two main offices in Darlington and Harrogate. Details of all the team members and the best way to contact them is given in this section.

All our eligible staff are Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Practice has been awarded RTPI Learning Partner status in recognition of our high level of commitment to training and professional development. In 2016 the practice was awarded the RTPI North East Planning Excellence Award and Highly Commended in the same category of the East of England award in 2017 & 2018. In 2017 and 2019 ELG were short listed nationally for Planning Consultancy of the Year and were Highly Commended in the RTPI East of England Learning Partner Award in 2020 and by the RTPI Learning Partner Awards for its Graduate Training Program in 2020. Finally, in 2024 the practice has been shortlisted for 2 of the 6 finalists for the RTPI North East Planning Excellence Award.

 

Why ELG Planning

As a practice we perform a variety of roles for our many clients depending on the nature of the brief. We are regularly required to undertake a whole project management role alongside the usual planning reports, whilst some clients just require a planning report or even just the knowledge that we are on the end of a phone line should any planning issues arise.

With a long established and settled team, we work alongside many other professions during the course of a project and these contacts are essential in providing the level of service we commit to with every project.

Meet the Team

Within the team we currently have eleven chartered members of the RTPI with more working towards membership as well as members of the team with IHBC and RICS accreditation.

Kevin Ayrton

BA(Hons), DipTP, MRTPI
Associate
Mobile: 07375 512220
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Steven Longstaff

BA (Hons), MSc, MRTPI
Director
Mobile: 07725 970806
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Fiona Bage

BSc(Hons), Dip EUC, MRTPI, IHBC
Principal Heritage Consultant
Mobile: 07983 895393
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Jeremy Good

BA (Hons), DipTP, MRTPI, AssocRICS
Director
Mobile: 07815 591141
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Louise Wood

MA (Hons), PgDL, MSc, MRTPI
Senior Planner
Mobile: 07540 436406
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Philippa Hirst

BSc (Hons)
Planning Assistant
Mobile: 01325 469236
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Jo Larder

Office Administrator
Mobile: 01325 469236

Gary Swarbrick

BA (Hons), DipTP, MRTPI
Director
Mobile: 07736 459211
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David Boulton

BSc (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI
Director
Mobile: 07398 141432
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Shannon Edwards

BA (Hons), MA, IHBC
Heritage Consultant
Mobile: 07943 134521
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David Marjoram

BA (Hons), DipTP, MRTPI
Principal Planner
Mobile: 07736 067816
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Andy Darby

BA (Hons), MCD, MRTPI
Senior Planner
Mobile: 07917 698297

Timothy Davis

PGDip, MRTPI
Senior Planner
Mobile: 07786 864701
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Kim Eastwood

BA (Hons), MA, MRTPI
Associate Director
Mobile: 07722 153747
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