Harrow Estates, which has assumed responsibility for housebuilder Redrow’s strategic land holdings, has appointed Alex Sciarretta as its Land Director and Steve Neal as its Head of Planning.
Alex and Steve joined Harrow Estates from housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, where they both worked for four years. Alex was most recently their Land and Planning Director for their Southern region, while Steve’s role was to lead the planning team at the housebuilder’s Oxfordshire business unit as Senior Planning Manager. There they both developed strong relationships with landowners and local authority officers, as well as their regional land and planning knowledge.
Alex’s role at Harrow Estates will see him focus on acquiring both strategic sites for future development and more immediate sites for Redrow to grow its presence in the South of England. Steve will lead the planning function of current and forthcoming sites in both the South of England and South Wales and he will oversee all strategic land opportunities. Alex and Steve will be working closely with Redrow’s regional planning teams and local authorities to drive forward these new land opportunities.
Alex Sciarretta, Land Director, Harrow Estates South, commented: “I am looking forward to being part of the close collaboration between Harrow Estates and Redrow’s regional planning teams. Becoming a land director at Harrow Estates has opened the door for me to be part of a business that is driven by placemaking and creating communities where people want to live. Together we have strong expertise to deliver future models like Woodford Garden Village.”
Steve Neal, Head of Planning, Harrow Estates South, added: “It is exciting to be joining such a forward thinking company, which has impressive ambitions to grow, and working with the teams at Redrow that pay such close attention to detail in the quality of their product. The Harrow Estates team has a wealth of experience in the housebuilding and planning industry and I am looking forward to building on that with my expertise in project management.”