David was Director of Environment for West Dorset and Weymouth and Portland District Councils when he was President. He retired from local government in 2015 having been. David represents the Society on the CLG’s starter homes technical advisory group. He was responsible for West Dorset being awarded Beacon Council for the Quality of the Built Environment. He worked for 15 years on the Poundbury Urban Extension at Dorchester and now advises local authorities on achieving design quality in major developments.