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The Regional Activities Committee provides a wide range of services to members throughout the West Midlands.

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

The Regional Activities Committee supports and advises the Regional Management Board. Members of the Regional Activities Committee for 2020:

West Midlands RAC

Luke Hillson


Stephanie Eastwood BSc MSc MRTPI, Avison Young

Senior Vice Chair

Sandy Taylor, MA, DipTP, MRTPI(rtd), FRSA

Immediate Past Chair

Maria Dunn BSc (Hons) MA MRTPI

Representative on General Assembly

Bryan Smith

Hon. Secretary

Ray Colbourne, MBE

Hon. Treasurer

Charlotte Allen

Worcester City Council

Neville Ball

Michael Barker BA (Hons). MSc. Dip TP. DMS. DipM. MRTPI. FRGS.

Independent Planning Consultant

Dr. Mike Beazley MRTPI

University of Birmingham

David Brammer

Partner and Head of Planning, Lanyon Bowdler LLP

Claire Bridges MRTPI

Experteas Company Limited

James Carpenter

Head of Planning, Design and Engagement Services, Solihull MBC

Claudia Carter, MA(Hons) MSc MEd FHEA MRTPI

Birmingham City University

Luke Coffey

Mott MacDonald

George Ducker

WSP | Indigo

Claire Eggington, BA(Hons) Dip EIA, MA, MRTPI

Pegasus Group

Sarah Fox, BSc (Hons) MSc MRTPI


Stephen Hill MRTPI

Hyas Associates

Craig Jordan

Lichfield District Council

Victoria Lane

RCA Regeneration

Polly Mathews

St Joseph Homes

Dan Roberts

Homes England

Kat Salter

University of Birmingham

Mark Walton BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI


Michael Vout, BA, Dip LA, Dip UD, MAUD, MRTPI CMLI

Daniel G. Wilson, BSc. MSc. MRTPI

Chair Young Planners, McCarthy and Stone

Members of the West Midlands RAC can be contacted via the Regional Co-ordinator:

Please contact the Regional Coordinator (details above) if you are interested in joining the RAC or would like to find out more.