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Passing of Branch Trustee – Rick Hoyland

Jill Prior
By Jill Prior
17th August 2022

We are saddened to report that Rick Hoyland, one of CPRE Leicestershire’s Trustees and Chair of our Charnwood District CPRE group, passed away suddenly on Monday 25th July 2022.

Rick Hoyland
Rick Hoyland

A retired architect with a master’s degree in Building Conservation, Rick’s career embraced work on public housing, shopping developments, and hospitality projects as well as the restoration of period buildings.

Rick had a particular concern over the accelerating loss of countryside to accommodate new building whilst brownfield options remained undeveloped and also in promoting good design in developments.

After joining CPRE in 2010, through an appeal for help from CPRE Charnwood Chair for advice on a planning matter in which a group of Quorn neighbours were involved in, he soon became a key player on the Committee and in addition to responding to numerous planning applications in Charnwood.  Rick played an increasingly key role as a Branch Trustee and also as a Planning Adviser on strategic planning issues.

His expert knowledge on planning and design issues, his ability to put together clear and precise responses to planning applications and consultations, as well as his commitment and wit at Committee meetings, will be long remembered.

As a colleague and friend, Rick will be greatly missed by Trustees and Charnwood District group members.