Jonathan Hall has over 40 years’ experience in Town and Country Planning and Local Regeneration.

He has a BA Honours degree in Town and Country Planning from Manchester University and a Master of Science degree from Salford University. he is a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and is a member of its Education and Lifelong Learning Committee and the Executive of the RTPI Ireland.

He has extensive experience of effective engagement working with local communities, local and national politicians and the media. Five years working for an environmental charity at the start of his career gave him a unique understanding of the priorities and politics of local stewardship and interpretation of both the natural and built environment.

For a large part of his career he worked on environmental and economic regeneration and has led and successfully delivered complex programmes of land reclamation, urban renaissance and commercial and housing development. He has established and supported long term environmental and development partnerships. Much of this was delivered by external funding from a range of national and EU sources. He developed and managed a network of managed workspace and local training centres providing opportunities for deprived and marginalised communities via business start-ups, training and job creation.

He has practiced planning in the United Kingdom, mainly in the public sector and achieved senior managerial positions. He ran the development control service in a busy Metropolitan Planning Authority for four years and led the preparation of Local Development Plans from conception through formal public examination to adoption. He has during his career also specialised in conservation and design and minerals planning.

Since leaving the public sector he worked on developing and promoting major regeneration projects and strategies in Bradford and Leeds City centres for the Bradford Urban Regeneration Company, Bradford Council and the Regional Development Agency. He has also worked on industrial investment strategies in the North East and housing renewal in Hull.

In the last five years he has lectured in Town and Country Planning at University College Cork and is a member of the Centre for Planning Education and Research at UCC. He is particularly interested in the hierarchical relationships of spatial plans, their boundaries and their contribution to the delivery and development of policy.

Research Interests

1. Planning delivery - what are the outcomes of planning, intentional and otherwise and what are the core "planning" interventions that are most effective.
2. The relationship between statutory "Planning" and other related public service provision; particularly in relation to economic development, transportation, regeneration and health.
3. The value of using special organisational structures to deliver effective regeneration and development within a complex organisational environment

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2008)Proposals for the development of a major City Centre Park in Bradford which produced a range of reports and media part of the development of the project first mooted in Will Alsop¿s master plan.
Jonathan Hall (Editor and project leader); (2008) Proposals for the development of a major City Centre Park in Bradford which produced a range of reports and media part of the development of the project first mooted in Will Alsop¿s master plan. Published Reports for Bradford Council & Bradford URC. [Details]
(2008)Talkback Thames television programmes - The Castleford Project - http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/Castleford-Regeneration.html 2004 - 2006 Transmitted in 2008.
Jonathan Hall (Contributor and public sector coordinator); (2008) Talkback Thames television programmes - The Castleford Project - http://www.channel4.com/4homes/ontv/Castleford-Regeneration.html 2004 - 2006 Transmitted in 2008. Television series fro Channel 4. [Details]
(2007)A Review of development proposals for the Canal Road Corridor.
Jonathan Hall; (2007) A Review of development proposals for the Canal Road Corridor. Bradford Council. [Details]
(2007)West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.
Jonathan Hall (Part of Editorial Team); (2007) West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan. A published report for the West Yorkshire Council¿s 2005-2007. [Details]
(2006)City of Wakefield District Council Local Development Scheme.
Jonathan Hall (Editor & Author); (2006) City of Wakefield District Council Local Development Scheme. A published report for the City of Wakefield District Council. [Details]
(2006)Wakefield District Economic Regeneration Strategy 2007-2015.
Jonathan Hall (Editor & Author); (2006) Wakefield District Economic Regeneration Strategy 2007-2015. A published report for the City of Wakefield District Council. [Details]
(2005)'Getting Connected: Wakefield Renaissance Charter' with Keotter Kim, Boston USA 2002 'Wakefield: a strategic framework for the District' with Keotter Kim Boston USA 2005 'Wakefield: a strategic framework for the District' with Keotter Kim, Boston USA 2005 And the 'Five Towns Renaissance Proposals 'with Urban Initiatives 2005.
Jonathan Hall (Contributor); (2005) 'Getting Connected: Wakefield Renaissance Charter' with Keotter Kim, Boston USA 2002 'Wakefield: a strategic framework for the District' with Keotter Kim Boston USA 2005 'Wakefield: a strategic framework for the District' with Keotter Kim, Boston USA 2005 And the 'Five Towns Renaissance Proposals 'with Urban Initiatives 2005. Published reports for City of Wakefield District Council and Yorkshire Forward ¿ Regional developmen. [Details]
(2003)City of Wakefield District Council Unitary Development Plan First Alteration which was adopted October 2003.
Jonathan Hall (Editor & Author); (2003) City of Wakefield District Council Unitary Development Plan First Alteration which was adopted October 2003. A published report for the City of Wakefield District Council 1999-2003. [Details]
(1985)'Lighting the Green Fuse' a campaign to revitalise the environment of Wakefield.
Jonathan Hall; (1985) 'Lighting the Green Fuse' a campaign to revitalise the environment of Wakefield. A published report for the City of Wakefield District Council. [Details]
(1978)Too little too late ' A report on the conservation of architecture in the North West of England'.
D. Robertson & W Hanley (Authors) Jonathan Hall (Editor); (1978) Too little too late ' A report on the conservation of architecture in the North West of England'. Published report for the Civic Trust. [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2005)British Urban Regeneration Association conference,
Jonathan Hall; (2005) Key Presentation on Regeneration to the British Urban Regeneration Association conference 'Reinventing Wakefield'. [Oral Presentation], British Urban Regeneration Association conference, Wakefield , 01-FEB-05 - 01-FEB-05. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork, Dept. of Applied Social Studies Lectureship in Planning and Sustainable Development01-SEP-08 /
Self employed planning consultancy Jonathan Hall ¿Planning & Regeneration02-JAN-06 / 31-AUG-08
City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Service Director Regeneration and Economic Development01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-06
City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Assistant Head of Planning Services02-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-96

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1973Manchester University BA (Hons)Town & Country Planning
1984Salford University MScCivil Engineering
2002University of Birmingham INLOGOV CertificateAdvanced Management for Local Government (In service course)

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Bradford Urban Regeneration Company

Planning, Development and Project Management Services for Bradford Urban Regeneration Company - Implementing a regeneration masterplan for Bradford City Centre

Planning, Development and Project Management Services for Yorkshire Forward (Regional Development Agency) - Implementing regeneration projects in central Leeds
Renaissance Advocate for Yorkshire

promotion and development of Regional Regeneration Initiatives

Planning, Development and Project Management Services for Sedgefield District Council

As part of a team Preparing a development Plan for Newton Aycliffe industrial Estate

Planning, Development and Project Management Services for Hull Gateway

Preparing a Development Plan for an area of housing market failure in East Hull