Registered charity 276264

Planning Committee

The Chairman is Sir Paul Lever

Brompton-Hans Ward: Sir Paul Lever KCMG

Sir Paul had a distinguished career in the public service.  He was HM Ambassador to Germany, Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee; Head of the Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office; and EU and Economic Director in the Foreign Office.  He has also served as Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute , and as Chairman of the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin.   Sir Paul has lived in Chelsea since 1993.

Chelsea Riverside Ward: David Waddell

David is a retired Colonel in the Army, and is Chairman of the Cheyne Walk Trust.

Royal Hospital Ward: Julian Turner

Jules is a native of Chelsea, born in the borough and lived in Chelsea. He returned to Chelsea 18 years ago, and lives in the Royal Hospital Ward where he is a member of his Residents’ Association and various local bodies, having many dealings with RBKC.

He attended the Royal College of Music in South Kensington as a Junior Exhibitioner, the British Institute in Florence, Italy and the Architectural Association in London.

As an architect, based in Chelsea, he has worked on private residential conversions and developments and commercial projects in London and the UK including nightclubs and bars and has much experience with planning matters particularly with sensitive developments in Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings and Heritage sites.

A particular interest of his is the ecological sustainability of architectural development which includes ecological projects in Wales, Sweden and Zanzibar, Tanzania, and believes that sustainability can be applied to city life and development particularly in the Borough.

Jules is a member of the RBKC Quality Review Panel, which considers the architectural merits of all buildings for which panning permission is sought.

Stanley Ward: Michael Parkes

Michael is a retired Chartered Surveyor and Town Planner, who has worked for:-
Public Sector (Surrey County Council  Planning Dept.) ,
Private Sector (Shankland Cox and W S Atkins, including work in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Libya, Algeria, Nigeria and Liberia)
Voluntary / Community Sector (He ran the Planning Aid Service for London in the mid 1980’s) .
From 1987 to 2010 he worked principally as a self employed Consultant / part time Lecturer at the Bartlett (UCL) focusing on Community Participation in Urban Regeneration. During this period he was also a member of the GLC / LPAC independent Technical Aid Centre working on a wide variety of complex regeneration issues mostly with Tenants and Residents Associations on large , complex housing estates such as the Stonebridge Estate in Brent.

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