Lord Matthew Taylor
Lord Matthew Taylor (Lord Taylor of Goss Moor) advised both the last labour government and the coalition on planning and housing policy, publishing the landmark Living Working Countryside review in 2008, and leading the creation of the government's new National Planning Practice Guidance in 2014.
He chairs the St Austell Eco-Town partnership and provides consultancy on other sustainable development and new community projects. He completed his term as Chair of the National Housing Federation in September 2015. In January 2015 he published with Policy Exchange his report, Empowering localism to solve the housing crisis through garden villages, and he continues to actively engage with government on planning policy and housing delivery. He was formerly the Liberal Democrat MP for Truro and St Austell from 1987 to 2010.