Steve Barton

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Chair Spatial Planning Network

Steve Barton has over 35 years’ experience in local government and was born, raised and lived in West London all his life. He started his career at the now defunct Greater London Council followed by brief stints at as policy officer for various local government associations before eventually settling in Ealing. He is currently Strategic Planning Manager for Ealing Council responsible for the local development plan, major projects in the borough and planning obligations. He chairs the  West London Planners Network and helped coordinate the boroughs’ response on the emerging new London Plan and coordinate the production of a joint evidence base to inform local plan making. He is also actively involved in the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group and is currently helping to prepare a pioneering Joint Strategic Planning Framework for the sub-region. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Outside of work he is a keen traveller and has so far explored just over eighty countries.