John Bury is Head of Planning with the City of Edinburgh Council where he is responsible for the delivery of Edinburgh's planning and development activities.
His current role includes progressing development in the City’s priority areas such as the City Centre and Waterfront, the Council’s inputs to the strategic development plan for South East Scotland and the delivery of Edinburgh’s local development plan.
In his role, John also has experience of area based planning activity and projects as well as the management of the City's built and natural environment, including its World Heritage Site and the Council’s development management role.
Prior to his position with the City of Edinburgh Council, John worked with Glasgow City Council, latterly as Head of Planning Services. In addition to managing the Council's planning service, he was responsible for leading the Council's regeneration activities on the River Clyde and in the City Centre, as well as establishing the Council's Greenspace project and City Heritage Trust.
In addition to his current position at City of Edinburgh Council, John is a member and former Chair of the Heads of Planning Scotland; a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute; a member of the Chartered Management Institute; and a member of The Academy of Urbanism.