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James Trimmer is the Director of Planning and Environment for the Port of London Authority and leads on the initiation, co-ordination and implementation of the PLA’s approach to strategic planning, infrastructure, transport and environmental issues throughout the tidal River Thames and its riparian hinterland. He is also responsible for the Authority’s statutory consenting of river works and dredging under of the Port of London Act 1968 and furthermore is the Project Director for the PLA’s statutory role within the Thames Tideway Tunnel scheme.
James is a member of the PLA’s Executive Committee and is a Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Town Planner. He has worked for the PLA for over seventeen years and was, until his retirement from the role, the longest serving director and trustee of the Thames Estuary Partnership. Prior to joining the PLA, he worked for a number of planning consultancies, principally advising the port sector, and also within local government.