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Lindsey Richards

Lindsey Richards

Vice President, Royal Town Planning Institute

Lindsey is a chartered town planner with over 30 years’ experience in planning, design and delivery. She has extensive background primarily working in the public sector, experienced in community engagement and bringing together multi-disciplinary teams to deliver key housing projects. Lindsey’s previous roles included leading the planning team at Milton Keynes Partnership, responsible for the expansion of Milton Keynes and introducing the Milton Keynes Tariff. Lindsey moved to English Partnerships (now Homes England) in 2009 to head up the delivery team in the Midlands.

Lindsey’s last role was Head of Planning at Homes England, where she worked in a consultancy role providing specialist advice to Homes England delivery teams. Lindsey was responsible for driving design quality standards and introducing BfL12 ( forerunner to BfHL) as an assessment tool on Homes England sites. She was a member of the Garden Town and Villages Programme Board and worked closely with DLUHC on policy formulation. Lindsey strongly advocates the value that early community engagement contributes to projects and oversaw the introduction of a community engagement strategy and toolkit to support Homes England projects.

Lindsey was Head of Profession within Homes England. She undertook a mentoring role to promote the profession and support licentiate members. Lindsey established the Planners Network within the Agency and oversaw training and Homes England annual planning conference. Lindsey stepped down from her role at Homes England in April 2023 to concentrate on her Vice-Presidential role with the RTPI.

Lindsey is a member of the General Assembly of the RTPI, vice chair of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee and became a Fellow in 2018. She will start her presidential year in January 2024. Lindsey is a Trustee for Design: Midlands.

All Sessions By Lindsey Richards

Welcome address
9 November 2023 09:45 - 10:00
BCEC Conference room