Former GLA planner becomes Homes England project director

Written by: Ellie Kahn
Published on: 7 Sep 2021

Neil Hook

A former senior Greater London Authority planner has been appointed as project director for government agency Homes England.

Planner Neil Hook leaves his previous role as head of area (North East London) at the Greater London Authority, where he was responsible for the delivery of the London mayor’s housing-led regeneration programmes and the implementation of the mayor’s affordable housing programme.

In his new role at Homes England, Hook said he is responsible for the leadership, oversight and delivery of a portfolio of large scale housing, retail and commercial projects “of national importance”.

Hook has previously held planning roles at several councils, including regeneration programme manager at Cheshire East Borough Council, principal planning and regeneration officer at the London Borough of Enfield, principal planning officer at Salford City Council, and planning officer at Rochdale Borough Council.