Director for planning group
Bridgland returns north with Lichfields
Mr Bridgland has joined the national business from Historic England in York, having previously worked for Historic Environment Scotland.
He will operate from the Edinburgh office, but also spend time in Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester.
He said: “Our clients recognise that making sure that heritage issues are taken into account early in the planning process helps smooth the way for their proposals through the planning system.”
He worked in Scotland for 13 years until 2007.