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Newland Homes hands fresh challenges to senior pair

Two members of the senior team at Newland Homes  have taken on new roles as the South West based housing developer continues to expand its operations.

Tom Sheppard has been promoted from associate design director to planning director from with Jeremy Drew taking on the overarching role of developments director.

Mr Sheppard first joined Newland Homes in 2003 where he spent five years before a short time with another smaller developer before rejoining in 2010.

He leads an in-house team responsible for all aspects of planning, design and project management.

He said: "Relationship building is at the heart of everything we do. As a team, we build a rapport with people with the aim of creating developments which will leave a lasting legacy for an area.

"I'm extremely proud when I visit our past developments, and hugely excited when I consider the opportunity that future sites present. I'm chuffed to bits to be recognised with this new role."

Mr Drew has worked with Newland Homes since its inception in 1991 and joined the board as design director in 1999.

He has a key role supporting the design team in the choice, look, feel, evolution and delivery of developments.

He said: "With an outstanding team and an amazing company ethic, we create a superb product.

"Like all great team members, Tom's personal qualities add value to this process and his promotion is truly deserved.

"Sustainability is high on Newland Homes' agenda and my role has enabled me to promote a greener way of thinking which now permeates all aspects of our business, and is progressing towards low and zero carbon products."

Managing director David Foreman said: "The role of developments director represents the broad role Jeremy plays in the company across all aspects of design, build, planning and land acquisition.

"Tom's promotion to planning director is highly deserved and reflects Newland Homes' continued growth and commitment to excellence as we move into our 30th year in business."

Newland Homes has been responsible for more than 125 developments across the South West and more than 3,300 homes.

For further information about Newland Homes, visit newlandhomes.co.uk or call 01452 623000.

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