New planning director for the City of London Corporation

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 4 May 2021

Gwyn Richards

The City of London Corporation has promoted its interim chief planning officer to planning and development director.

Gwyn Richards has been at the City of London Corporation since 2007 and has spent the last year as its interim chief planning officer and development director, leading the development division including development management and urban design.

Richards has also previously worked as a principal urban design and conservation officer at Westminster City Council, as a senior design and conservation officer at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and as a senior planning officer at Carmarthen District Council in Wales.

He has a degree and a postgraduate diploma in town planning from London South Bank University.