This is a key business group that influences policy and creates the spatial framework to encourage growth and works closely with the West Midlands Combined Authority Housing and Land Delivery Board.


  • Develop a spatial framework to identify future housing and land requirements in Coventry and Warwickshire.
  • Agree and publish a planning protocol between each authority in Coventry and Warwickshire to inform how planning authorities will deal with applications quickly and efficiently.
  • Set a protocol for statutory consultees to engage with them in the growth agenda.
  • Identify and discuss issues which concern members of the group, whether from the private or public sector.


Board Lead: Cllr Peter Butlin

Operational Chair: Bill Blincoe

Bill Blincoe (Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub)

Rob Back (Rugby Borough Council)

Clive Neal-Sturgess (University of Birmingham)

Tracy Miller (Coventry City Council)

Peter Deeley (Deeley Group)

Richard Seal (SCC)

Lindsey Richards (HCA)

Tracy Darke (Warwick District Council)

Jasbir Kaur (Warwickshire County Council)

Dave Hill (Warwickshire County Council)

John Careford (Stratford District Council)

Robert Weeks (Stratford District Council)

Katherine Moreton (Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council)

Greg Mitchell (Framptons Planning)

Keith Williams (Stansgate Planning)

David Holmes (David Holmes Planning)

Mike Jones (IDP Group)

Adam Dent (Advent Communications)

Kelly Ford (Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council)

Dorothy Barratt (North Warwickshire Borough Council)

John Acres (Turley)

James Breckon (University of Warwick)

Richard Pitt (IM Properties)

Peter Leaver (JLL Ltd)

Rachel Walters (Environment Agency)

David Penn (Bromwich Hardy)


Meeting Dates 2019

7th January

18th March

7th May

2nd October

12th November