Areas of Expertise
Design codes, policy and guidance, Historic environment, Masterplanning
Jane is an urban designer, architect and chartered town planner with over 30 years’ experience in practice.
She is a founding director of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design and Managing Director since 2011. Jane’s specialist expertise includes design policy, guidance, design guides and codes, and she advises national and local government and design teams. She co-authored the National Design Guide (2019), and previously co-led the design codes research programme that culminated in Preparing Design Coding – A Practice Manual (2006).
Her focus is on the interface between design and planning and securing quality through the planning process, at various scales from strategic to detailed design. Her interests include the distinctive character and how to understand context and character in different places, particularly historic environments. This informs her heritage advice, which focuses on settings and conservation areas.
For Hackney Wick Central, she embedded heritage at the heart of a masterplan for a new neighbourhood centre within two conservation areas. Jane is a member of Historic England’s Historic Places Panel and former member of the London Advisory Committee. Skilled at steering complex and strategic projects with a multi-headed client group, challenging circumstances or ill-defined brief, she also acts as masterplan advisor to shape and deliver a broad range of proposals.