New London Architecture

Caroline Harper

Chief Planning Director

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Be First

Caroline Harper Expert panel member
Caroline is Be First’s Chief Planning Director, having previously worked as JLL’s first female Planning Director in London and prior to that at CBRE.  She is a strategic thinker who pays attention to detail, has a great love for cities and the built environment and enjoys working with good people who like to get things done.  She has experience working with public and private sector clients on a wide range of projects including residential-led planning applications, planning strategy and risk advice and utilising planning to optimise site value.  At Be First, the urban regeneration vehicle for the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, she is growing a planning super service combining public and private to include the core services that you’d expect of a local planning authority (Development Management, Policy, Building Control etc), and planning consultancy.

NLA Expert Panel member for the Industrial & Logistics programme #NLAIndustrial

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NLA Expert Panel on Housing


12 July 2021

NLA Expert Panel on Housing

Are we sure high rise buildings best serve Londoners, and London itself, was the theme underlying the NLA Expert Housing Panel’s fourth and final session.

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