How one woman proved you don't need planning permission to breach a glass ceiling by Graeme Bell

Mary Riley was the first woman to become a county planning officer - and to chair the Town and Country Planning Association. But you won't see her trumpeting her achievements as she celebrates her 100th birthday, says our columnist Graeme Bell.

by Graeme Bell
Graeme Bell
Graeme Bell

Sign in to continue

Sign in

Trouble signing in?

Reset password: Click here


Call: 020 8267 8121

Take a 30-day trial

  • Join Planning now and pay nothing for your first 30-days.



Prices from £395 /pa*

  • Full access to for 12 months with quarterly print issues
  • Track the latest CIL developments with our live table
  • Easily keep up-to-date with the essential planning news, analysis, and policy amendments by having it delivered directly to you with the Planning Daily bulletin

Choose a Package

*For bespoke corporate packages please email or call us on 01452 835820.