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New director appointed at Wessex region

19 December 2023

John Gantlett, Land and Planning director at Wessex

Persimmon Homes Wessex has appointed a new Land and Planning Director.

John Gantlett re-joins the comapny after a spell at Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties where he was the Land Director.

In his new role, John will lead a team responsible for both the immediate and strategic land and planning for the company as well as partnership homes delivery throughout Wiltshire, Swindon, and Oxfordshire, as well as parts of Mendip, Bath & North-East Somerset, and the Cotswolds.

John has always lived in north Wiltshire where the Wessex business is based, and originally joined the industry as a development trainee and progressed to Land Manager with the Wessex business.

Persimmon Homes Wessex currently has homes for purchase at sites in Malmesbury, Witney, Swindon, Didcot, and Warminster.

Commenting on his appointment, John said:

“I am really excited to be returning to Persimmon in my new role with extra responsibilities, expanding on my past achievements and the experience I have gained since to contribute to the continuing success of the Wessex region.

“Persimmon continues to go from strength to strength as a five-star builder as we implement positive changes in all areas of our business, while ensuring we continue to deliver quality homes for local people.

“The demand for new housing in the areas we serve is pressing, and I look forward to ensuring Persimmon continues to identify and deliver opportunities which provide quality homes for local people across the region.” 

Julian Roper, Managing Director of Persimmon Homes Wessex, added:

“With his experience in the housing industry and the way he impressed us last time he was at Persimmon, we’re delighted to have John back in his new position and look forward to seeing him make the role his own.

“John will lead our excellent land and planning teams as the Wessex business look forward to continuing to deliver high quality homes across our region.”

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