National Planning Summit

Lindsey Richards

Head of Planning
Homes England

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 is currently Head of Planning at Homes England. She works in a consultancy role providing specialist advice to Homes England delivery teams. Lindsey was responsible for driving design quality standards and introducing BfL12 as an assessment tool on Homes England sites. She sits on the Garden Town and Villages Programme Board and works closely with MHCLG on policy formulation. Lindsey is Head of Profession within Homes England. She undertakes a mentoring role to promote the profession and support licentiate members. Lindsey co-ordinates the Planners Network within Homes England and oversees training and Homes England annual planning conference. Lindsey is a member of the General Assembly of the RTPI and vice chair of the Policy, Practice Research Committee. She became a Fellow in 2018.