National housing agency recruits to build on advisory strengths

Written by: Jez Abbott
Published on: 5 Nov 2014

Tammy Adams

A Scottish housing agency is looking to boost its planning guidance and policy team by recruiting a new member of staff.

Homes for Scotland, the representative body of the home building industry north of the border, has recruited Tammy Adams as a principal planning advisor.

Head of planning strategy Blair Melville told Planning: “Tammy’s role includes reviewing and influencing emerging strategic development plans, local development plans, supplementary guidance and related housing policy matters.

“Our organisation is representing and promoting the home building industry to government at all levels at a time when housing production has fallen to its lowest level since 1947.”

Before joining Homes for Scotland, Adams was head of planning for the Northumberland National Park Authority and before that was a planning advisor for the Department for Communities and Local Government. Adams, who is providing maternity cover, is a graduate of Newcastle University.

Responsibilities in the role include preparing analysis and advice on housing strategy and policy and economic and environmental policy, and acting as an expert witness on behalf of the industry at planning examinations.

Membership of Homes for Scotland includes both private builders and registered social landlords (RSLs) as well as associate members drawn from supporting sectors and professional services.

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