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Mike Oakley

Mike OakleyMike Oakley
RTPI SW Honorary Secretary 2018
Secretary of RTPI SW Awards for Planning Excellence Panel
RTPI SW Editorial Working Group

Born and brought up in Weymouth and graduating from Oxford University with a geography honours degree and research degree, Mike held a number of planning posts in the Bristol area primarily at Bristol City Council and Avon County Council where he was the last County Planning Officer. He also served as the planning adviser to the SW Regional Planning Conference before his retirement in 2000. Throughout his career Mike served the RTPI both at National and Regional levels being on the Institute's Council for some years. He was the RTPI SW Chair in 1982 and Branch/Region Secretary for the 11 years 1997- 2008, a post he held again 2016 – 2019. For his services to the Institute Mike was presented with the RTPI Outstanding Service Award in 2000.