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Michael Gooch

South West Strategic Land Manager

Michael joined Mactaggart & Mickel in June 2021 leaving a position as a Principal Planner at Boyer with 8 years’ experience in planning consultancy.

A Chartered Town Planner, Michael received a Master’s Degree in Planning, Practice and Research from Cardiff University in 2013 following a Bachelor’s Degree in modern foreign languages.

Michael has successfully identified many sites now being promoted in Local Plans across the South-West, including medium and large-scale development sites and urban extensions, having made initial contact with landowners directly.

Reporting directly to Nevin Holden, Michael aims to capitalise upon his experience in the planning sector and in bringing sites forward for development with the aim of significantly broadening Mactaggart & Mickel’s presence in the South-West.

And another thing…. Michael is a keen amateur astronomer and spends most of his free time keeping fit, writing, learning about new discoveries in science and learning foreign languages.