The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has announced Victoria Hills will become its next chief executive. Ms Hills, currently chief executive officer for the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) regeneration project, will take up her new role in April. She will replace the current chief executive, Trudi Elliott, who steps down at the end of March to focus on new projects after more than seven years in the job. Ms Hills has more than 20 years’ experience working at senior levels in planning and transport, and has been chief executive at the OPDC since June 2015. The OPDC is the local planning authority and regeneration agency for the 650-hectare site in west London and is the second Mayoral Development Corporation in the capital, alongside the London Legacy Development Corporation. The corporation aims to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs on the west London site. Construction work on … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

Jamie Hailstone

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