Review: Virtual Politics of Planning Roundtable with Mr Richard Hicks (Medway)

SP Broadway was delighted to welcome Richard Hicks, Director of Place and Deputy Chief Executive of Medway Council as the guest speaker of our latest online Politics of Planning roundtable. Cllr Alan Jarrett, Leader of Medway Council was also due to join us but was unfortunately unable to attend as a result of technical difficulties.

Attendees from TB Holdings, Richborough Estates, Willmott Dixon and more all contributed to the discussion on planning in the unitary authority. Topics of discussion included the many regeneration projects currently underway in the Medway Towns, navigating anti-development sentiment, and Investment Zones.

Mr Hicks gave an insightful overview of politics and planning in Medway speaking in detail about the council’s vision for sustainable development on the Hoo Peninsula and the delayed adoption of the Medway Local Plan. Mr Hicks also offered his thoughts on the Council’s ongoing efforts to achieve city status for Medway and the benefits that this would bring to the area.

We would like to place on record our thanks to Mr Hicks and guests for attending and contributing to such an interesting discussion. Our next online event is with Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Planning Policy at Three Rivers District Council on Wednesday 16th November.

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