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Lay of the land: An interview with Philip Barnes

Words: Huw Morris
Philip Barnes by Peter Searle

Philip Barnes is in the vanguard of tackling the nation’s housing shortages. The group land and planning director of Barratt Developments tells Huw Morris why he’s confident that housing targets can be met

Philip Barnes readily admits that two words dominate his job as group land and planning director for Barratt Developments: housing crisis.For a two-word issue, it’s a many-headed hydra and one he has grappled with in a career spanning local government, private planning consultancy, and even more so in his current role at the UK’s most prolific house builder.Like all crises, many responses need........
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