- Town centre regeneration,
- New Towns and planning for growth,
- Local authority development and partnerships,
- Development and delivery in practice,
- Strategic and regional planning,
- Widening participation
A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, his research interests focus on the renewal of New Towns and rapidly developed cities in the UK and abroad, town centres, regeneration, and planning for growth. His specialisms include local authority development and partnerships, delivery in practice, and strategic/regional planning. Victor teaches practice-related modules on development, planning and regeneration.
Victor is a consultant in regeneration and development advising the public and private sector with a background in local authority regeneration, planning and corporate management. Previously Assistant/Deputy Chief Executive at Bracknell Forest and Basingstoke and Deane councils, Victor led the council’s team to deliver the regeneration of Bracknell town centre (The Lexicon), a multi award-winning scheme, the first post-war New Town centre to be substantially redeveloped, and one of the largest construction projects in the UK.
A chartered town planner and experienced local government senior manager, Victor has led a range of services including planning, transport, economic development, corporate property, community safety, local strategic partnerships, transformation, performance management and corporate policy. His background includes promoting major new growth areas as well as strategic and regional policy.
- BSc (Hons) in Town Planning
- Diploma in Town Planning
- Diploma in Management Studies
- Postgraduate Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment
- Corporate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Academician: Academy of Urbanism
Projects in Development & Planning
A project-based module that introduces new practice skills whilst drawing together existing knowledge by drawing on 'real world' scenarios covering the different aspects of development and planning practice and developing...
Projects in Real Estate and Planning (1)
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Most recent news & media
Research partner, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. Regeneration and the impact on business perceptions and decision making. May-July 2022
Research partner, Research England QR Strategic Priorities Fund, “The Lexicon: Understanding success in major town centre regeneration” January – March 2021
Research partner, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme. Measures of High Street performance. July-August 2020
Research Partner, David Robins Fund, ‘Bracknell at 70: Lessons from a newly regenerated New Town’, March-August 2019.
Research Partner, Reading Real Estate Foundation Seed funding, ‘Town Centre Regeneration in Bracknell (Phase 2)’, July-August 2017.
Research partner, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (2016), ‘Town Centre Regeneration in Bracknell (Phase 1), July-August 2016 (funded a 6-week student researcher placement).
NICHOLLS, V. and STREET, E. (2022). The Lexicon: understanding success in major town centre regeneration, Henley Business School, University of Reading
BATES, L. PARKER,G. WARGENT, M. LINOVSKI, O. SHONEBOOM, A, GUNN, S. SLADE, D., ODELEYE, D., MAIDMENT, C., SHEPHERD, E., DOAK, J., ELLIOT, T., NICHOLLS, V., STREET, E., DOBSON, M., PLATTS, S., TASAN-KOK, T. (2020): The Future of the Planning Profession, Planning Theory & Practice, DOI: 10.1080/14649357.2020.1776014
NICHOLLS, V, and STREET, E, (2019), The Lexicon. Making it Happen, Henley Business School, University of Reading
- Town centre regeneration
- New Towns and planning for growth
- Local authority development and partnerships
- Development and delivery in practice
- Strategic and regional planning
- Widening participation