About Us

Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit.

Selected Awards
  • 2004 — Aga Khan Award for Architecture
  • 2009 — Mies van der Rohe Award
  • 2013 — AIA/ALA Library Building Award
  • 2015 — Best Interior, Designers Saturday
  • 2016 — AIA New York Honor Award


Asteer Planning is an independent, professional and commercially focused Town Planning consultancy.

Formed in 2021 and based in Manchester, we advise a wide range of clients across the housing, commercial, urban regeneration / mixed use, leisure and care sectors.

Asteer Planning advises landowners, developers, house builders, land promoters, end users and financial institutions on a range of significant and complex projects. Whilst we predominantly provide advice to private sector clients, due to the nature and significant scale of some of our projects we also advise the public sector as part of public / private joint venture partnerships.

Jon graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Town and Country Planning (MTCP) in 2003 and began his career at the former Macclesfield Borough Council (now Cheshire East Council). He joined HOW Planning in 2005 where he became a Partner in 2013 and an Equity Partner in 2017. Following the sale of HOW Planning in 2018, he became a Senior Director at Avison Young until 2021.

Jon Suckley

Managing Partner

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Alice graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Town and Country Planning (MTCP) in 2013 and began her career at Knight Frank in Manchester. She joined Avison Young (formerly GVA) as a graduate in 2015 and became an Associate Director in 2019. Since becoming a Chartered Town Planner in 2015 Alice has established herself as a commercially minded planning and strategic advisor.

Alice Routledge


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Jon graduated from the University of Manchester with First Class honours in his Master of Town and Country Planning (MTCP) degree in 2007.  He began his career at Drivers Jonas LLP (now Deloitte), before moving to Australia in 2011 to advise on a diverse range of strategic development, planning and regeneration projects both in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.  Jon returned to the UK in 2015 and has worked in client focussed strategic planning roles at HOW Planning and, more recently, as part of CBRE’s national planning and development team.

Jon Power

Associate Partner

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Paul graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Masters in Town and Regional Planning in 2011 and has spent his career in private consultancy practices, starting in the Midlands before becoming chartered in 2013 and moving to Manchester in 2014.  Following a 3 year spell at Lichfields, Paul moved to Avison Young (formerly GVA and HOW Planning) and has continued to establish himself as an expert residential planning advisor for a range of clients, with a focus on small, medium and volume housebuilders.

Paul Nellist

Associate Partner

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Liz graduated from the University of Manchester with Masters in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in 2006 before pursuing a career in Environmental Planning. Liz began her career in private consultancy practices and has also spent time working in South Africa to advise on water and mining schemes across the KwaZulu-Natal province. Liz returned to the UK in 2012 and moved to HOW Planning which was acquired by Avison Young in 2018 and is an established and commercially minded environmental planner with extensive town planning experience.  

Liz McFadyean

Associate Partner

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Alice graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in Geography in 2015, followed by a Masters (Msc) in Planning from the University of Manchester in 2017. She joined Avison Young (formerly HOW Planning) in 2018 and  became a chartered member of the RTPI in December 2019. Alice has gained extensive experience in her career to date, advising on a wide range of projects including residential, commercial and leisure developments. 

Alice Henderson

Senior Planner

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Georgina graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA(Hons) in Geography in 2016, after which she gained her Masters in Planning from the University of Manchester. Following a placement at Avison Young (formerly GVA), Georgina joined the company  in September 2018, advising clients across a range of sectors, including residential, commercial, student, and mixed-use developments. Georgina was elected as a Chartered Member of the RTPI in December 2020 and currently sits on the Regional Activities Committee for the RTPI North West and is part of the Education, Careers and Mentoring Task Group.

Georgina Blackburn

Senior Planner

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George graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with an integrated masters in Urban Studies and Planning. George then joined Iceni Projects in London, where he progressed from Graduate to Planner level, before joining Asteer in December 2022. His experience ranges across a variety of sectors, having worked on major residential and commercial led schemes, public realm works and leading on a variety of asset management developments.

George Baines


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Michael graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with a BA in Geography and a Masters (MA) in Urban Planning. He began his career as a strategic land graduate at Keepmoat Homes before moving to Hallam Land Management. Michael has experience in helping to deliver planning permissions for major housing schemes across the North of England. 

Michael Harrison


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Mike graduated from the University of Manchester with an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management in 2021. He then joined Arcadis as a Graduate Environmental Consultant progressing to Consultant grade where he worked on various infrastructure projects for a range of sectors including highways, energy, and water. Most notably, he supported the submission of the Lower Thames Crossing Development Consent Order as a Deputy EIA Coordinator. Mike also has strong client side experience through secondments with National Highways and the Canal and River Trust.

Mike Fisher

Environmental Planner

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Charlotte graduated from the University of Manchester with a Masters in Planning in 2007 and became chartered in 2009. She has worked in private sector consultancy for 15 years holding senior and managerial positions and has acted for a wide variety of clients across property sectors including residential, retail, commercial, logistics, education and care. Charlotte’s experience ranges from complex proposals in sensitive locations to strategic site promotion and green belt release.

Charlotte Fowler


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Harry graduated from the University of Manchester in 2023 with an integrated masters in Planning with Real Estate. Whilst at university, Harry was a recipient of the Matthew Ludlam Scholarship and completed various work placements to gain experience in strategic planning, commercial surveying, and planning & development. Harry joined Asteer in 2021 and has developed skills in conducting site appraisals, drafting planning application documents and local plan representations, project management and completing consultation and stakeholder engagement exercises.

Harry Gledhill

Graduate Planner

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Tyler graduated in July 2023 with an RTPI accredited Town and Regional Planning MPlan Degree from the University of Liverpool. During his studies Tyler gained valuable experience at community consultation events and regeneration workshops across the North West, alongside taking an active role within the university’s planning society helping organise networking events for students to meet planning professionals and gain work experience. Tyler joined Asteer in September 2022 and has since continued to develop his skills and offer project assistance to his colleagues.

Tyler Rylance

Graduate Planner

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Jack graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Urban Planning in 2021 before furthering his studies in 2022 with a Master’s course at the University of Manchester in Global Urban Development and Planning. 

Jack Woodford

Graduate Planner

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Anna has been working in the world of communications for over 25 years having graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994 with a public relations degree. Gaining extensive experience whilst working at a Manchester based PR consultancy she then set up her own business in 2000 establishing a strong and varied client list. Anna has worked on a wide range of projects in both consumer and B2B environments, with the majority of her experience in the property sector, working with clients in the planning, development and construction sectors.

Anna Ellam

Office Manager

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