Meet The Judges

Anna Chew

Anna ChewSenior Planning Manager, Chrest Nicholson

Anna Rose

Anna RoseHead of the Planning Advisory Service, LGA

Anna is currently the Head of the Planning Advisory Service delivering improvement in planning services across the country. She...

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Brett Harbutt

Brett HarbuttHead of Planning, Quintain

Brett has been the Head of Planning at Quintain for 3 years, overseeing the mixed use regeneration of Wembley Park which is...

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Carly Vince

Carly VinceChief Planning Officer, EDF Energy

Carly Vince is the Chief Planning Officer for EDF Energy, leading on planning matters for the nuclear new build programme and...

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Catriona Riddell

Catriona RiddellDirector, CRA

Catriona is a chartered town planner with extensive experience working within and with local authorities and their partners. In...

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Dr Deb Upadhyaya

Dr Deb UpadhyayaSpecialist-Planning and Board Director, Homes England and The Academy of Urbanism

Deb is a passionate advocate of sustainable urbanism, delivery of quality places and value creation through design led...

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Duncan McCallum

Duncan McCallumStrategy and Listing Director, Historic England

Duncan has over 30 years of experience in the heritage sector; for Historic England, English Heritage and local authorities....

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Francis Shaw

Francis ShawNeighbourhood Planning Programme Manager, Locality

Francis is a chartered town planner and is the Neighbourhood Planning Programme Manager at Locality. The support programme...

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Gordon Adams

Gordon AdamsHead of Planning & Public Affairs

Gordon is the Head of Planning & Public Affairs at Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC) which oversees the...

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Hannah Hyland

Hannah HylandPlanning Specialist, Environment Agency

Hannah is an environment professional with over 15 years experience working in the planning sector firstly in a Local Planning...

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Jane Hirst

Jane HirstDirector of Planning and Growth, Peter Brett Associates (now part of Stantec)

Jane has extensive experience in all aspects of planning, along with an excellent track record in implementing and...

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Janice Morphet

Janice MorphetVisiting Professor, UCL Bartlett School of Planning

Janice Morphet, BSc, PG Dip TP, Ma, Ma, MA, PhD, FRTPI FAcSS Janice Morphet is a Visiting Professor...

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Jenny Taylor-Smith

Jenny Taylor-SmithHead of Town Planning, ASDA

Jenny Taylor-Smith has been working in the Real Estate industry for approx. 20 years, graduating with a first Degree,...

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John Pitchford

John PitchfordSizewell C Lead Planning Advisor, Suffolk County Council

At present I am working part time as Suffolk County Council’s Lead Planning Advisor on the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station...

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Karen Jones

Karen JonesOperational Director, RPS

Kate	 Harrison

Kate HarrisonSenior Land and Planning Manager, Southern Housing Group

Kate is a Senior Land and Planning Manager for Southern Housing Group where she manages the London team and oversees the...

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Lucy Bird

Lucy BirdPlanning Director, St James/St William - Berkeley

Passionate about regeneration and communities Lucy has over 15 years' experience in town planning, and now works for St...

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Mark Skilbeck

Mark SkilbeckUK Planning Director, Taylor Wimpey UK

With over 20 years' experience in planning, Mark's experience includes development management, land acquisition...

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Paul Seddon

Paul SeddonDirector of Planning, Housing & Regeneration, Nottingham City Council

Paul Seddon is Director of Planning, Housing and Regeneration at Nottingham City Council, where he has led the delivery...

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Rob Krzyszowski

Rob KrzyszowskiInterim Assistant Director for Planning, Building Standards & Sustainability, London Borough of Haringey

Rob heads up the planning policy, transport and infrastructure teams at the London Borough of Haringey working on a new Local...

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Simon Marsh

Simon MarshHead of Nature Protection, RSPB

Simon Marsh is Head of Nature Protection, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Simon is a chartered town...

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Sripriya Sudhakar

Sripriya SudhakarHead of Regeneration, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Sripriya is an architect, urban designer and urban planning professional with over 19 years' experience in the built...

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Stephen Tapper

Stephen TapperPlanning Consultant, Stephen Tapper (Planning)

Stephen Tapper is widely experienced in planning and regeneration having worked for local authorities across the country,...

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Tom Higginson

Tom HigginsonDirector Planning, Network Rail

Tom has 30 years experience in both the pubic and private sectors with a specialism in infrastructure. For the last 20 years he...

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Tony Bateman

Tony BatemanManaging Director, Pegasus Group

Tony Bateman is the Managing Director of Pegasus Group, he joined the company as one of the Founding Directors in 2004. Tony...

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Tracy Lovejoy

Tracy LovejoyPlanning Associate, Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Tracy has over 18 years' experience in planning law. She has worked in local government and private practice where she also...

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Victoria Potts

Victoria PottsPlanning Policy Manager, East Hampshire District Council

About I am all about positive planning, through effective communication, supporting growth and development and creating a...

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Sara Whelan

Sara WhelanPolicy Manager, Planning Officers Society

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