Chief of council releasing green belt for 5,000 homes to speak at housing conference

The planning chief at a Surrey council that earlier this year adopted a local plan with green belt allocations for over 5,000 homes will speak at a session on green belt development at next week's Planning for Housing conference.

Tracey Coleman, director of planning and regeneration at Guildford Borough Council
Tracey Coleman, director of planning and regeneration at Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council adopted the plan in April this year.

Green belt site allocations in the document include 2,000 homes on 96 hectares at the former Wisley airfield, 1,700 homes on 89 hectares at Gosden Hill Farm, and 1,500 homes on 78 hectares at Blackwell Farm.

Tracey Coleman, director of planning and regeneration at the council, will speak at a session at the Planning for Housing conference on allocating green belt land for development.

Other local authority officers that will be speaking at the event, organised by Planning, are:

  • Hana Loftus, special projects officer, Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service
  • Andy Moffat, head of development, Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Councillor John D Rigg FRICS, deputy lead for sustainable transport, transformation, regeneration and economic development, Guildford Borough Council
  • Councillor Marianne Overton MBE, independent group leader, North Kesteven District Council and Vice-Chair, Local Government Association
  • Louise Wyman, design lead, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Joy Anibaba, principal housing development officer, Birmingham City Council
  • Alex Bushell, manager, development management, London Borough of Camden
  • Ian Rae, head of planning, London Borough of Hackney
  • Alice Lester, operational director regeneration, growth and employment, London Borough of Brent
  • Steffan Saunders, head of neighbourhood and prosperity, Broxtowe Borough Council

For full details and to book your place at the conference, click here.

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