April 15, 2024

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New senior appointment at Summerfield Homes

SOUTH WEST housebuilder, Summerfield Homes, has continued to grow its team with the appointment of a new Divisional Director to head up strategic land and planning. 

Neal Jillings joins the housebuilder as Divisional Director for Strategic Land & Planning in his new role based at the firm’s Taunton office bringing with him over two decades of experience within residential development across the region.

Neal is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and brings with him a wealth of specialist knowledge and experience.  This includes working for a local planning authority, the Planning Inspectorate, Savills and, more recently, running his own practice where he has recently been working with the team at Summerfield Homes in a consultancy capacity.

In his new role, Neal will be responsible for identifying and progressing future opportunities for housing schemes in the South West in line with Summerfield Homes’ growth plans. Neal will also be working on progressing the planning strategy for some of the company’s existing strategic land assets from Plymouth to North Somerset.

Ed Khodabandehloo, Managing Director at Summerfield Homes, said: “I am pleased to continue our growth plans with the appointment of a highly qualified and well-respected professional in Neal. We have some exciting strategic land holdings across Devon and Somerset and with Neal on board we can really focus on bringing these to fruition as well as adding to the company’s already expanding land portfolio.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Neal Jillings said: “I have enjoyed working with Summerfield Homes as one of my key clients and taking up Ed’s offer is a fantastic opportunity for me.  I have worked in planning and development throughout the South West for almost 30 years.  I hope to bring some of that experience to bear in helping Summerfield Homes maintain its position as a respected and successful regional housebuilder”