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RTPI elects new Fellow, Andrew Taylor

26 June 2017

Stephen Wilkinson Andrew Taylor FRTPI

Andrew Taylor is the newest Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute. Fellowship is the RTPI's highest membership class and was awarded to Mr Taylor for his outstanding contribution to planning.

Newly elected Fellow Andrew Taylor FRTPI said:

“I am honoured by my election to Fellowship of the RTPI.  To receive the recognition of your profession is humbling but also immensely uplifting. I believe the value of Fellowship and the contribution of Fellows needs to be more evident to both ours and other professions. I hope to encourage more planners to step up to be Fellows and to raise awareness of Fellowship amongst the planning community.”

Graham Stallwood FRTPI, Chair of the RTPI Board said:

“Andrew has made a huge contribution to the profession not only through his dedicated work across local authorities and the private sector, but also at a national level as a RTPI trustee taking a leading role in helping to transform the RTPI during a very challenging financial period and now representing RTPI on the National Planning Forum."

Andrew Taylor is Director (Head of Planning) at Countryside Properties and leads the company’s strategic planning function. Before joining Countryside, Andrew was Head of Planning at Barratt Homes Eastern Counties and prior to that spent over 18 years in planning authorities in the south east of England. He has experience of both urban and rural planning from small scale exception needs housing to master planning new settlements, major town centre redevelopments and international airport expansion.

Andrew chaired the RTPI Board of Trustees for 4 years to December 2016 and helped steer the Institute through probably its most challenging period in recent years. As a result, the Institute dealt successfully with financial pressures, a change of governance and Chief Executive, the need to sustain Planning Aid and responded effectively to the ever present challenge of government changes. Andrew took on the role of Hon. Treasurer in January 2017 and continues on the RTPI’s General Assembly.

Andrew is a member of the Leeds Beckett University Partnership Board and on The National Planning Forum’s Management Committee, championing planning and inspiring all those involved in the planning process and in delivering the new planning agenda.

Read: how to become a Fellow