We are delighted to be joined for this edition of the Planning Futures Supper Club by Cllr Darren Rodwell, Chair of the LGA Local Infrastructure and Net Zero Board and Leader of the LB Barking and Dagenham. Darren is also the Labour Party’s Parliamentary candidate in Barking and Dagenham for the next General Election.
Since becoming Leader, Darren has gained a reputation as a proactive, pro-development leader, resulting in the Borough winning several awards and becoming a significant growth opportunity in London. Central to Darren’s vision for the Borough, is the building of 50,000 homes by 2035.
Cllr Rodwell will give an after-dinner speech outlining his vision for the future of planning in his Borough and wider afield, the direction of travel for any new Labour Government’s planning policy and what he believes should be the focus for the sector over the medium and long term.