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Ellen Vernon

Programme Director, One Public Estate
Local Government Association (Confirmed)

Ellen Vernon is the LGA’s Programme Director for One Public Estate. Delivered in partnership with the Cabinet Office, the innovative One Public Estate programme provides practical and technical support and funding to public sector organisations to deliver ambitious and collaborative property-focused programmes. Ellen is responsible for the continued delivery and strategic direction of the programme. With an MSc in Urban Planning Ellen has over 15 years experience in local government regeneration. Ellen joined the One Public Estate programme in 2018 from North Devon Council, where she was a member of the senior management team and the lead for growth.  

  • Encouraging effective use of land so that assets and estates can be more efficiently utilised
  • Securing £160k of OPE funding to facilitate a strategic & coordinated approach to public land – delivering economic growth and new homes by releasing surplus assets
  • Releasing land held by public sector partners in order to deliver 16500 new houses in Herefordshire by 2031