Julian Stanyer is a Chartered Surveyor with top-level experience in the public and private sectors, and in promoting partnerships between the two sectors. For most of his life he has specialised in the field of physical regeneration in disadvantaged communities. He was for six years a Director and Deputy Chairman of the British Urban Regeneration Association under the Chairmanship of (Lord) Patrick Jenkin. He has worked on a number of major developments in London, from Broadgate to Millwall Football Club, and more recently to large scale mixed schemes within the Thames Gateway, and on the regeneration of the Barking Town Centre. He is proud of having worked with a number of outstanding politicians in London, who have truly transformed their local communities, and seeks to achieve similar objectives in Tunbridge Wells which has been his home for over 30 years. Prior to his present job he worked for over twenty years as a self-employed consultant but now works as a general practitioner in one of the post-war new towns in Essex.
He moved to Langton Green from Blackheath in 1986. He has been married to Anne for over forty years. They have three grown-up daughters, all of whom have been fortunate enough to attend Langton School and then to Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School and then to University, and who now live in the area.
Julian set up and led the first Directorate of Economic Development and Estates at the London Borough of Lewisham. His experience has given him a great insight into the workings of local government and of revitalising local economies which he seeks to apply as a local Councillor in Tunbridge Wells. He led the team which won £37.5 million of external funding for Deptford from the City Challenge programme and for the past twenty years he has been a freelance consultant across the country, but mainly in the south east. During that time he has published three 'best practice' guides and been awarded a Jones Lang LaSalle Research Grant to carry out research into Business Improvement Districts in the USA and UK as well as delivering many major development schemes across London.
Julian has served in a voluntary capacity as a Community Governor for the Drew Primary School in Silvertown, as a Trustee of the Molyneux Almshouses in Rusthall, and currently as Chairman of the Tunbridge Wells Twinning & Friendship Association with Wiesbaden and Council-nominated Board Member of the Trinity Theatre and Arts Complex in Tunbridge Wells. He is also Chariman of the Langton Green, Speldhurst & Bidborough Branch of the Tunbridge Wells Conservative Association.