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City of London elects next planning chief.


@SebMcCarthy A PROPERTY lawyer was elected as the City of London's next planning chief yesterday.

Alistair Moss, who is co-head of real estate at City law firm Memery Crystal, was voted in as the new chair of the planning and transportation committee at a City Corporation meeting.

Moss, who was a firm favourite to win the election in the months leading up to yesterday's announcement, is set to to replace outgoing chairman Chris Hayward, who has spearheaded the Corporation's plans to allow more skyscrapers and boost the City's quiet nighttime economy.

One planning figure in the City said: "Alastair's style will be a bit more demure than Hayward's but in terms of his viewpoint, it's not that dissimilar... He believes that the City should be open for business and development and for it to continue to be the engine of growth of in London".

In a statement yesterday, the City of London Corporation said Moss was particularly committed to tackling road safety, having previously campaigned to secure the City's 20mph speed limit.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:City AM (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:May 1, 2019
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