Areas of Expertise
Engagement, Planning, Urban Design
Penelope is a generalist. She has a collaborative approach to finding solutions to the complex and varied issues of planning, design, sustainability, engagement and strategy.
Her broad experience includes local plans and development briefs as well as urban regeneration and master planning. And she brought commercial realism at Wycombe District Council, cutting public subsidy through offering high quality paid-for planning application services.
Her roles have included Urban Designer at Bath City, lecturer at the University of the West of England, Head of Policy and Design at Kensington and Chelsea and Head of Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council.
She now runs the consultancy Making Places Together where she works with clients – public, private and third sector – who are committed to working constructively, collaboratively and creatively to achieving their ambitions for quality sustainable development, and is a Visiting Lecturer with the Bartlett, UCL, on management and leadership in planning.
Penelope is Chair of the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckingham and Milton Keynes (BOBMK) design network, is a Director of Planning Officers Society Enterprises (POSe), and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Policy Council and, for 2022, is Chair of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) England Policy Panel.