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Andy Wood

Andy Wood

Projects Director - Growth Delivery Team,
East Devon District Council

  • Working across local authority boundaries to build a £2 billion Growth Point Development Strategy, forging growth through extensive housing and infrastructure projects
  • Driving growth by investing in housing projects and low carbon communities in close proximity to employment opportunities
  • Delivering a new self-sufficient, low carbon community that helped to substantially reduce the council’s housing waiting list and developed its own schools, train stations and town council
  • Investing over £40 million in a clear transport strategy as a route towards local growth, including a new by-pass, upgrading local junctions and extending pedestrian and cycling infrastructure across the area
  • Extensive roll out of decentralised energy networks with the intention of harnessing renewable energy sources such as solar thermal, biomass and waste heat and delivering large zero carbon development
  • Effectively executing a council-led growth strategy with the objective of delivering over 26,000 jobs