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2017 Chairs Special Award

RTPI Chair's Special Award was presented to Derek Stebbing BA (Hons) DipEP MRTPI

Photo of Derek StebbingThis new Award was presented to Derek Stebbing for his Outstanding Career in the East of England and his Contribution to the Advancement of the Science and Art of Planning. The award serves to mark Derek's achievements as a chartered town planner in the public and private sectors. Derek was the Planning Policy Manager at Chelmsford City Council, working there for over 20 years. He has further worked as a Planning Inspector and served as a panel member of the Local Plans Expert Group set up by the Minister of State for Housing and Planning.  Derek is very well known in the east of England for all the outreach work he has carried out, sharing his experience of taking forward plans, and regularly speaks at national and regional planning conferences. He currently examines neighbourhood plans and provides advice on producing local plans.

Photo of Derek receiving his trophy and certificate.