Peter Studdert is an independent adviser on city planning and design based in Cambridge. Qualified as an architect as well as a town planner, he has over 35 years experience of town planning in local government, the last 20 years of which were at Director level in Cambridge. He is an adviser to Historic England and the Design Council, and serves on the National Trust's East of England Regional Advisory Board. He chairs Quality Review Panels for the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Haringey, and is Co-Chair of the London Borough of Camden's Design Review Panel. He is also a Co-Chair of the Design Review Panels managed by Hertfordshire County Council and Design South East. He is a member of Oxford City Council's Design Review Panel managed by the Design Council. He serves on the National Judging Panel for the Civic Trust Awards.
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.