John Rennilson


John Rennilson is a Chartered Town Planner and a Chartered Surveyor with over 37 years’ experience in local government. He served as County Planning Officer of North Yorkshire County Council (1984-1996) and as Director of Planning & Development for Highland Council (1996-2008). His career has involved balancing development needs and environmental issues. Public involvement has been at the heart of all development considerations from the local to the strategic level. He has had considerable experience of the energy industry, including development of the Selby Coalfield, coal-fired electricity generation at Drax and Eggborough, and decommissioning Dounreay, as well as renewable electricity generation and transmission issues across the Highlands.

Previous roles in government

  1. Member

    • 2007 to 2016