London Planning’s Sex God

I was writing a piece on the history of the politics of tall buildings in London when Phillip Davie’s name popped up.

He – Director of Planning at EH london for 30 years –  of course was called ‘mad’ by Ken Livingstone for opposing certain tall buildings.

I recalled how quite a few women in planning in London, admittedly of a certain age, told me they found him their secret fantasy figure.

What did he have, certainly he had aged well, his raffish mustache as a young man, his posh denouement, his historian background and knowledge of the raj, his silver fox flick. Who knows men can only guess.

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