Historic England restructure opens up senior planning role

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 15 Jun 2016

London A planning restructure at the government's heritage watchdog, Historic England, has led to the search for a new director of planning.

Historic England is the public body that exists to champion and protect England’s historic environment.

Assistant director of planning Carol Pyrah told Planning: "We changed name from English Heirtage last April and there has been restructuring taking place in planning.

"This is to focus on new areas such as the forthcoming London Plan, which gives us and the new mayor the first chance to set a vision for the city."

The body is looking to recruit a new planning director for London to head up a team in the capital numbering two chartered town planners.

“The new postholder will focus on issues such as London’s skyline and saving sites of international significance,” she said. “The person will set a strategy for how we work with local communities.”

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Image: London's from above. Picture: Historic England