Following an open recruitment exercise, the Secretary of State has appointed iNHouse Director Katie Perrior as a Non-Executive Director of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, currently the biggest development project in England.
At Budget 2014, the chancellor set out plans for a new Urban Development Corporation to deliver a garden city settlement of up to 15,000 homes at Ebbsfleet in Kent. The Chancellor said the site was chosen because there was ‘fantastic’ infrastructure and it was in South-East England where pressure on housing is high. Ebbsfleet has a stop on the high speed rail line to the Channel Tunnel – only 11 minutes from London and 2 hours from Paris. London Mayor Boris Johnson tweeted that the plans were ‘great news’ for London, for jobs, growth and the UK economy. Katie will serve alongside 5 other appointees and the Corporation’s Chairman, Michael Cassidy CBE.
Katie will serve alongside 5 other appointees and the Corporation’s Chairman, Michael Cassidy CBE. Commenting on her appointment she said:
“I am delighted to take up this post and will work hard to deliver much needed homes and community facilities for the area. I will be putting my communications skills to best use so that we can truly involve the existing community into forming the plans for the future as well as attracting new families to what will be a great place to live and work. It is an exciting time to be part of this amazing project”.