David Stobbs, from Sunderland, is a chartered town planner and brings over 30 years’ experience in the housebuilding and planning industry to his role having previously worked for national housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon and Barratt Homes.

David said: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of land director for Avant Homes’ North East operation. It is a very exciting time for the business as it continues to grow and innovate within the housebuilding sector.

“The Avant Homes ethos and its commitment to challenging convention within the housebuilding sector really attracted me to the position. The company has big ambitions in the area and is identifying a number of flagship sites, which I am looking forward to helping bring to fruition.”

As part of his role David will have an active responsibility in the identification of key sites for Avant Homes to fulfil its ambition for growth in the North East.

Commenting on David’s appointment, Scott Varley, managing director of Avant Homes North East, said: “David has a wealth of experience and will be a real asset in helping to develop Avant Homes’ reputation for quality as we grow our portfolio of sites.

“I’m confident that in his new post, David will be able to strengthen our position in the North East’s housebuilding market, and will play a key role in the company’s future success.”