Andrew Taylor

Group Planning and Communities Director, Vistry Group

Andrew is Group Planning Director at Vistry Group which includes Bovis, Countryside and Linden Homes. Vistry develops private, affordable and privately rented homes through partnerships with landowners, registered providers, institutional investors and local authorities, with a focus on urban regeneration schemes, landscape led developments and new settlements.

Before joining Countryside/Vistry, Andrew was Head of Planning for a developer in the Eastern Counties and prior to that spent over 18 years in planning authorities in the southeast of England. He has experience of both urban and rural planning from small scale exception needs housing to master planning new settlements, major town centre redevelopments and international airport expansion.

Andrew chaired the Royal Town Planning Institute Board of Trustees for 4 years to December 2016 and was Hon. Treasurer for 6 years from January 2017. He remains on the RTPI’s General Assembly and is a member of the English Policy Committee.

Andrew is a member of the Home Builders Federation National Planning committee, the Policy and Technical Committee of the Land and Property Developers Federation, a member of the Women in Planning Advisory board and Chair of the National Planning Forum’s Management Committee, championing planning and inspiring all those involved in the planning process and in delivering the new planning agenda .