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The Regional Activities Committee provides a wide range of services to members throughout the East of England.

Activities we organise and are involved with include:

  • CPD training events
  • Regional Awards for Planning Excellence
  • Research
  • Social events such as spa days and 5-a-side
  • Networking events and dinners
  • Activities for young professionals
  • Careers advice and competitions

For further information on any of the above meetings, contact the Regional Co-ordinator, by email at [email protected]

From 1 January 2022 we look forward to welcoming Matthew Blackie, Planning Officer at Breckland Council and David Buckley, Senior Planner, Property Planning Team at Hertfordshire County Council to the committee.

The 2022 RAC Members are:

Regional Activities Committee

David Ames

Regional Chair 2022

Charlotte Burton

Regional immediate past Chair

Adam Banham

Regional Hon. Secretary

John Dagg


David Carlisle

Associate Director at AECOM

Jonathan Dixon


Peter Geraghty

Hertsmere Borough Council

Phil Grant


Wendy Hague

Private Practice

Beverly McClean

Suffolk County Council

Lee Melin

Robert Purton

David Lock Associates (Co-opt)

Sam Metson


Michael Jenner


Graham Bloomfield

William H Brown

John Sturzaker

Ebenezer Howard Professor of Planning at the University of Hertfordshire

Lisa Hall

Nimbus Environmental Consulting Ltd (Co-opt)

David Buckley

Hertfordshire County Council

Student/Licentiate Members

Maison Mokoena

Alexia Kallini

Hertsmere Borough Council

Matthew Blackie

Planning Officer for Breckland Council