East Riding Council , forward planning and housing strategy manager
John qualified as a planner from Glasgow University in 1987 and for the last 32 years has been working in the sector for a number of different local authorities. His experience is largely focussed on planning policy and he has direct experience of plan making at the regional, sub regional and local level and more recently also at neighbourhood level. John currently leads the forward planning, housing strategy and development team at East Riding of Yorkshire. A notable achievement in recent years was the adoption of the East Riding Local Plan which was recognised nationally by the Planning Resource magazine as 'Local Plan of the Year'. Since then, he has focussed on implementing the plan and has embarked on a partial review responding to key national planning policy shifts. John is a member of the RTPI Yorkshire and Humber Regional Activities Committee and is vice chair of the national RTPI Conduct and Discipline Panel.