From Royal Engineer to Layout Planner

Luke's Story
Luke Homer, 44 from Tongham, in Farnham, joined Persimmon Homes Southern’s technical department as a layout planner in March 2014.

A Royal Engineer, and Reservist, Luke has served around the world and most recently requested deployment to Afghanistan in his role as bomb disposal expert.

Luke is based in the Camberley office and is responsible for all aspects of planning developments from house layouts to the location of roads and amenities. He brings a wealth of skills to the role having trained as an architectural consultant during a ten year gap from the Army.

Whilst continuing to serve as a reservist Luke is relishing his role at Persimmon: “This is my first time working for a housing developer and it is fascinating to be part of taking a development from a blank sheet of paper to a successful planning application.

“A planning role is very different to searching for and disposing of bombs but the work ethic, the discipline needed and time management are all skills that serve equally well in both professions.”