Penelope is passionate about ensuring planning remains focused on outcomes - getting sustainable development on the ground, rather than obsessing with process. She is Head of Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council. For a short period she ran her own consultancy whilst lecturing at the University of the West of England.
Her background is in urban design, and she has also considerable experience of engaging the public in planning matters. Current key issues include getting an adopted local plan that delivers high quality place shaping, through the duty to co-operate without a 5 year land supply, and running a customer focused development management service.