Luke Axe has been promoted to Land & Planning Director at Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water.
Mr Axe joined Keyland in 2016 to lead the planning team and has been instrumental in maintaining the company’s successful planning record, bringing forward consents on complex, strategic sites across the Yorkshire region.
This has resulted in the sale and redevelopment of hundreds of acres of unused land for new homes and employment space, in turn creating thousands of new jobs.
He has been responsible for devising Keyland’s blueprint for sustainable development, which will see it change the way that houses are delivered across the region.
His work with a team of consultants has delivered a UK first, the creation of a pioneering valuation tool to measure direct, indirect and enabled value delivered from its ‘six capitals’ approach to property development.
“Luke is an extremely valued member of the Keyland team and has played a key role in putting together our five-year business plan, so it is entirely fitting that he sees it delivered as a Director of the business,” said MD Peter Garrett.
“We are incredibly proud to be leading from the front on sustainable development through our ‘six capitals’ approach. We have a strong, dynamic team and there are exciting times ahead for the business and the region.”