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Site Visits and Planning Applications Sub-Committee Meeting Cancellation

The Chairman advised that Members would be attending a site visit to the Lloyds of London Building. He also advised that Planning Applications Sub-Committee scheduled for 20 April would be cancelled and it was likely that site visits would be arranged on that day to the Roman Wall remains at 35 Vine Street and also 8 Bishopsgate.


Bhakti Depala, Head of Planning Delivery – One of Planner Magazine’s Women of Influence 2023

The Chairman reported that Bhakti Depala, Head of Planning Delivery, had been selected by the Planner Magazine as one of its Women of Influence for 2023. He informed Members that judges said Bhakti was “an inspiration to all she works with” and acted as “the vital strategic link” between City Corporation officers, developers, politicians and others, working on major high-profile developments. They also referenced her Hindi-language video championing Planning, which is the most popular on the City Corporation’s YouTube channel, and her work on streamlining and innovating how the team works. They concluded, Bhakti “goes above and beyond to support, mentor and develop team members” and “exudes infectious positivity, enthusiasm and dynamism.” On behalf of the Sub-Committee, the Chairman congratulated Bhakti.