Areas of Expertise
Regeneration, Residential-led place-shaping, Sustainable travel choices
Steph is a Chartered Planner with over twenty years’ experience in shaping places through strategic planning, design and delivery advice to the public and private sectors. Her focus is on driving forward growth and renewal in neighbourhoods and town centres, particularly in complex urban and brownfield contexts.
Drawing upon a diverse background in planning, design, regeneration and transport, Steph enjoys working closely with stakeholders to unlock the delivery challenges of new developments. She specialises in large multidisciplinary projects and has led the preparation of a range of spatial plans, masterplans and regeneration strategies. Steph’s experience in both consultancy and government has seen her focus increasingly on the delivery of housing, leading housing growth for a Local Authority, accelerating new homes delivery with a Registered Provider and now leading on strategic partnerships in Greater Manchester for Homes England, where she is also a Design and Sustainability Champion.
Steph has a keen interest in designing for inclusivity, sustainability and wellbeing and reinforcing these principles in the design and function of places. As well as a Design Council Expert, she is on the design panel for Places Matter and for her local town centre.