Hugh is Policy Director at the Town and Country Planning Association(TCPA), where he leads on policy development, briefings and engagement with central government and politicians.
Hugh has co-authored three books, including ‘Rebuilding Britain’ and ‘Town Planning in Crisis’ with Kate Henderson, and ‘The Art of Building a Garden City’ with Katy Lock and Kate Henderson.
He has led on TCPA campaign work on 'planning out poverty' and planning for people, and he is a strong critic of policies such as Permitted Development.
Hugh sits on the UK Government Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Planning Sounding Board.
He has a Doctorate in Land Use Planning from the University of Sheffield, and he is an Honorary Professor at Queens University, Belfast.