Lord Taylor’s Visiting Professorship at Plymouth
Lord Matthew Taylor of Goss Moor is a Visiting Professor of Planning at the University of Plymouth. He advised both the last Labour government and the Coalition government on planning and housing policy and has served on a number of high profile national bodies. He published the Living Working Countryside review in 2008, and led the creation of the government’s National Planning Practice Guidance. He chairs the St Austell Eco-Town Partnership and provides consultancy on other sustainable development and new community projects. In January 2015, he published with policy exchange his report, empowering localism to solve the housing crisis through garden villages, and he continues to actively engage with government on planning policy and housing delivery. He was formerly the Liberal Democrat MP for Truro and St Austell from 1987 to 2010. He contributes to the spatial planning and sustainable development module on the MSc Planning programme.
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