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

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