Peter Studdert is an independent adviser on city planning and design based in Cambridge. Qualified as a town planner and with a background in architecture, he principally advises local and national governments and their agencies, with a particular focus on design review. He has over 35 years experience of town planning in local government, including 20 years at Director level in Cambridge. He is chair of Historic England's Historic Places Panel and also chairs Quality Review Panels for the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Haringey.
Peter has particular experience in the planning and delivery of new communities, as well as in meeting the challenges of accommodating growth and change in historic towns and cities. He has a strong commitment to partnership working across the public, private and voluntary sectors and in working closely with local communities. He is a skilled facilitator, and has contributed to a wide range of research programmes, conferences and study tours focussing particularly on ways of accommodating housing growth in an imaginative and sensitive manner. He is an Associate at Cambridge Architectural Research and is a member of the Highbury Group for research into housing and planning at the University of Westminster.