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Planners rewarded in Queen’s birthday honours

Words: Laura Edgar
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Planning professionals have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Adrian Penfold, head of planning at British Land and author of the Penfold Review, is honoured with an OBE for services to the property industry and public services to planning.

Jane Everton, deputy director of planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government, has been awarded a CBE for services to planning.

Robert Davis, deputy leader and cabinet member for the Built Environment at Westminster City Council, was made an OBE for services to planning and government, while Melanie Leech, currently chief executive at of the British Property Federation, was awarded a CBE for services to the food and drink industry. Leech was previously director general of the Food and Drink Federation.

On receiving her award, Leech emphasised that it recognises the “hard work of everyone at the Food and Drink Federation” and she now hopes to make “an equally significant impact in championing the real estate sector”.

Former strategic director for the built environment at Westminster City Council and RTPI member Rosemarie MacQueen has been awarded an MBE for services to the preservation of heritage.

The CEO of Sustrans, Malcolm Shepherd, has been awarded a CBE for services to transport and the environment, and company secretary for Uppingham First Ronald Simpson has received a British Empire Medal for services to community planning in Uppingham, Rutland.

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