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Planning and housing professionals receive New Year's Honours

Words: Laura Edgar

Senior planning professionals have been recognised for their achievements in the Queen’s New Year's Honours list.

Two RTPI members have been honoured in the New Year's Honours 2016. Alice Lester, programmer manager at the Planning Advisory Service, has been awarded an MBE for services to planning, and Malcolm Sharp has received an MBE for services to Town and Country Planning in England.

Janet Askew, president of the RTPI, said: “It is a tribute to the tremendous work of Alice and Malcolm that they have been honoured in this way. They have both made an outstanding contribution to planning over many years and have made a real difference to communities as well as to the profession as a whole.”

John Worthington, director at the Academy of Urbanism and commissioner at the Independent Transport Commission, received an MBE for services to urban regeneration and voluntary service to transport; Peter Eversden, chair of the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies, has been awarded an MBE for services to community engagement in planning for London; and Rosaleen Kerslake, chief executive at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, received an OBE for services to British Heritage.

The group chief executive for the Guinness Partnership, Simon Charles Dow, has received a CBE for services to housing and homeless people, while Paul Tennant, chief executive office for Orbit, has been awarded an OBE for services to housing. Sinead Butters, chief executive of Aspire Group, has received an MBE for services to housing, while Katrina Robinson, solicitor and head of legal services at Viridian Housing and chair of the Tenancy Fraud Forum, gained an MBE for services to social housing.

The full list of honours can be found here (pdf).

Image credit | Mick Baker