Harry Badham
Harry Badham
UK Head of Development
AXA IM

What’s the plan for planning - is the intractable planning problem solvable?

The UK planning system is full of quirks that are quite unique to this country – the likes of rights to light and viewing corridors are open to more interpretation than elsewhere in the world. Recently, the City of London Corporation released the country’s first “wind guidelines”. Would a more objective planning system encourage more development and create a more liquid market?

Harry is currently UK Head of Development at AXA Real Estate. He has overall responsibility for the UK development portfolio. Harry joined AXA Real Estate in 2011 to set up the UK development business line. Previously, Harry was the Investment Director of a private UK property investment and development business, Allied London, and prior to that worked at JLL in the corporate finance department. Harry has nearly 20 years of industry experience. Harry graduated from Bristol University in 1999 obtaining a masters degree in Civil Engineering. Harry has been a Member of the RICS since 2002.