Lendlease hires town planning director

Developer Lendlease has appointed a new director of town planning in the UK.

The firm has brought in Lucy Bird to take on the role, having joined from the Berkeley Group where she had been head of planning for its St William Division joint venture with the National Grid.

Bird has over 13 years' experience in the town planning sector and has also previously worked for the Greater London Authority, which included a role on the Olympic Legacy Communities Scheme.

Lendlease is the preferred partner on two schemes with Haringey Council, including the controversial Haringey Development Vehicle.