About Planning Futures

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Planning Futures is a think tank dedicated to developing new ideas for planning in the UK. As we face ever growing pressures to build more homes, and deliver the infrastructure that our economy needs to thrive, it is essential that we get our planning policies right.

As the only think tank dedicated solely to this field, we offer an independent, pragmatic approach to planning issues. Our research programme is informed by our expert advisory board, and provides a strong evidence base for unlocking UK’s development potential.


Hannah David In 2015, Hannah became a founding director of Planning Futures. She is passionate about improving the planning system and promoting planning as means of delivering positive social change. Hannah’s experience straddles both the public and private sectors. As a former local Conservative Councillor, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning and Chair of a Local Borough Planning Committee Hannah understands the challenges faced by Local Authorities in developing planning policies that work for the community.

Hannah David

Cian Bryan founding Director of Planning Futures

Cian Bryan

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board comprises experts in the field of development and planning, planning stakeholders and representatives from across the political spectrum.  Our aim is to draw on a wide range of views in informing our research – ensuring that our new conversation about planning is as inclusive as possible.  We are delighted to have the advice and support of so many talented and passionate individuals.

Whilst the advice and guidance of the advisory board is invaluable to our work, it should be noted that the views expressed within our publications are not necessarily those of our individual board members.

Lord Finkelstein

Victoria Bankes-Price

Richard Blyth

Ruth Cadbury MP

Stephen Greenhalgh

Richard Harwood QC

Steven Hammond MP

Michael Lowndes

Janice Morphet

Steve Norris

Brian Robson

Anna Rose

Andrew Taylor

RIBA Architecture

Gordon Adams

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