Adams takes top planning role at Homes for Scotland

Written by: Colin Marrs
Published on: 25 Feb 2016

Tammy Adams Homes for ScotlandHousebuilding representative body Homes for Scotland has appointed Tammy Adams as its new head of planning.

Adams moves from her current role as principle planning advisor, a role she has held since 2014.

Her new job will involve promoting housebuilder interests across planning policy relating to homes and infrastructure.

Former director of planning Nicola Barclay moved to become chief executive of the organisation at the start of this year.

Adams said: “With output levels remaining some 40 per cent down on 2007 levels, but the benefits of increasing production clear, I am firmly focused on championing the significant contribution that our members make to Scotland’s economic and social wellbeing, as well as persisting in our efforts to create a supportive policy environment at all levels.”

She said she hoped to promote good practice and provide “constructive, robust and consistent responses to emerging policy” at local and strategic development plan levels.

Adams has also served in roles including head of planning, conservation and communities at Northumberland National Park Authority, and development management team leader at the Department for Communities and Local Government.

She also worked in a variety of planning policy roles in local government - the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Hambleton District Council and Coventry City Council.

Adams gained a postgraduate diploma in town planning and a bachelor’s degree in town planning from Newcastle University.

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