Organisation Structure - Director of Planning and Environment
James Trimmer was appointed the Director of Planning and Environment in September 2013.
James joined the PLA in 1999, initially as the Planning Officer. Before this, he spent ten years working within both the public and private sectors, ultimately advising a number of ports and terminal operators throughout the UK on strategic planning matters. In addition to land-use planning and partnership issues, he is responsible for the PLA’s statutory duties in relation to the licensing of river works and dredging and the wider environment. Prior to his recent retirement from the post, he was a director and the longest serving trustee of the Thames Estuary Partnership.