The London Planning Advisory Committee, the central planning
authority for London, has appointed public affairs consultancy Neil
Stewart Associates after a four-way pitch. The agency is to raise
awareness of strategic planning in London in light of the committee’s
imminent absorption into the Greater London Authority, where it will
continue to perform its current functions. Consultant Johnny Popper
heads the team, reporting to committee chief planner Martin Simmons and
chairwoman Nicky Gavron.