Beth McQue To Support Keyland’s Strategic Land and Planning Team


April 2019 – Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Beth McQue as Development Planner as the business aligns itself for a busy period across its portfolio.

Beth, who is a chartered town planner and Chair of the RTPI Yorkshire Young Planners Committee, joins Keyland from her previous role as Senior Planner at Indigo Planning. Reporting to Keyland’s Strategic Land and Planning Manager, Luke Axe, Beth will support the team on major projects across the region, including the transformation of the Esholt water treatment works in Bradford into a UK leading sustainable development of excellence.

This news follows on from the recent appointment of Catherine Godfrey as Development Manager and the announcement that Keyland’s Managing Director, Peter Garrett, has handed over his Yorkshire Water Land & Property role to focus full time on Keyland.

With over 20 years of experience regenerating Yorkshire Water’s redundant sites, Keyland currently has 85 Yorkshire Water sites across the Yorkshire region and a residential pipeline of some 8000 homes, including major joint venture sites such as the new community being developed at Skelton Gate in Leeds, and a growing portfolio of land with third party landowners through its Planning Promotional Agreements (PPA) initiative. The Company is expanding its Leeds team to focus on unlocking each site’s full potential.

Peter Garrett, Managing Director at Keyland Developments, said;

“Planning plays such a critical role in our process of maximising the value of land and we are delighted to be welcoming Beth to the team at a time when so many of our sites are reaching key milestones. To be able to bring forward development land across Yorkshire when there is a well documented shortage of both employment space and new homes is incredibly rewarding and Beth will be working on some significant development schemes in the months ahead.”

Beth McQue, Development Planner at Keyland Developments, said;

“I am delighted to be joining Keyland at such an exciting time for the business.  The region requires substantial development to meet both housing and employment needs and working with Yorkshire Water, who are one of the largest landowners in Yorkshire, Keyland is well placed to help meet this growing need.  I look forward to working on significant regeneration schemes such as Esholt, whilst building on the well-established Keyland PPA initiative, which assists third party landowners to promote their land through the planning system.”   07773 615 401