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New 50 Shades of Planning Podcast – Episode 8: A conversation with Bob Kerslake.


In this new episode of 50 Shades of Planning podcast, Sam Stafford chats with The Right Honourable The Lord Kerslake, who, as former Chief Executive of Sheffield and Hounslow councils; Chief Executive of the HCA; and Permanent Secretary of DCLG, has had a unique insight into workings of the English planning system. Sam and Bob discuss balancing the books at Sheffield City Council and the need to accelerate devolution and develop a spatial plan for England in order to re-balance regional inequalities, which are two of the recommendations of Bob’s work with the UK2070 Commission.

Click here to listen to Episode 8: A conversation with Bob Kerslake


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Kevin Whitmore BECG
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