Meet the team

Dr John England MBE


BA (Hons), PhD, DipTP, MRTPI, MBE

John took retirement in July 2015 and continues his involvement with the business as a consultant.

John has been a member of the RTPI for over 30 years. After an early career in local government, mostly with Cleveland County Council where he was a Group Leader in policy planning, John joined WS Atkins in 1987 as Head of Planning in the Northern Regional office. In 1995 he formed ELG Planning with Ian Lyle.

John has a particular interest in retail planning and in 1997 was awarded a PhD by Newcastle University for research on retail impact assessment. In 2000 his book on Retail Impact Assessment: A Guide to Best Practice was published by Routledge. John continues to specialise in retail planning consultancy for developers, retailers and local authorities across the UK .

In 2009 he was appointed to the national board of ACTION FOR MARKET TOWNS and in 2010 John was made an MBE by the Queen in her 2010 new year honours list in recognition of his services to retail planning.

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