Ian is currently Head of Planning at London Borough of Hackney, where his Planning Service includes Strategic Planning and Development Management, as well as a Growth Team responsible for major projects, masterplans and design. During his 4 years at Hackney Ian has overseen the preparation of a new Local Plan as well as area based plans for Hackney Central, Stamford Hill and Shoreditch. Ian’s team also manage over 4,500 planning applications per year, including a large number of major applications, with MHCLG Innovation Funding secured to develop a new digital platform to submit and process applications. Ian was previously Head of Regeneration, Spatial Planning & Economic Development at London Borough of Hounslow where he led on Hounslow’s Housing Zone and Golden Mile Masterplan. Prior to this Ian led London Borough of Redbridge’s Planning Policy team, with achievements including London’s first adopted LDF Core Strategy and Area Action Plans, as well as the first CIL Charging Schedule.