Mark Harris

Mark Harris

Planning & Policy Advisor for Wales

Mark Harris BA Hons BTP MRTPI joined the Home Builders Federation in May 2014 as the Planning and Policy Advisory for Wales.  Marks role includes representing HBF members across Wales, advising them on planning and policy issues and submission of consultation responses. He works closely with Welsh Government to help influence new policies, provides evidence to National Assembly inquiries and liaises with each Local Planning Authority on their annual housing monitoring.   Mark also attends Local Development Plan Inquiries and regularly sits on a number of Welsh Government working groups.

Prior to joining the HBF Mark gained  over 20 years of experience as a planner in both the public and private sector, working as a Principal Regeneration Officer, Planning Manager for national house builder Bellway Homes Wales, Development Control Planner at Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Council and as a development consultant at GVA Grimley. 

Mark was Chair of RTPI Cymru in 2015 and also sits on the Policy and Research forum.