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Andrew Whitaker_casualWe are pleased to inform you that Andrew Whitaker, Planning Director of the Home Builders Federation, has accepted our invitation to speak at our next Business Breakfast and Networking Event on 22nd April 2015 at Stanwick Lakes.

Andrew, who joined the Federation as a regional officer in 1994, has over 30 years experience as a town planner in both the public and private sector, specialising in the formulation and implementation of both planning and housing policy.

Having worked in both local government and private practice Andrew uses this cross sector experience to advise the housebuilding industry and liaise with central and local government through formal representations, sounding boards and working groups on a plethora of planning and housing issues.

Andrew is a member of the DCLG Planning Sounding Board and a number of other advisory groups. Most recently he was a team member of the Taylor Review of planning guidance and was included in Planning magazine’s 2013 “Power 100” as one of the top 100 people with the greatest influence of planning policy and decision making.

The Home Builders Federation is the principal trade federation for private sector housebuilders in England and Wales. Its members range from very large, international companies through medium sized to small, local companies. These members account for approximately 80% of all new houses built in England and Wales in any one year.

Andrews chosen topic for the event is “Voting for Development – The Outlook for Housebuilding in the Next Parliament”.

The itinerary for the morning is as follows:

7.30am – 8.15am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8.15am – 9.00am Introduction and Talk with Q&A
9.00am – 9.30am Networking and Departure

Places are limited but if you would be interested in attending please contact Victoria on vicki.sherbourne@lockhart-garratt.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you in April.

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