National Planning Summit

Jane Dann

Director, Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design

BA Dip UD (Distinction) MAUD BArch DipArch MRTPI
Jane is an urban designer, architect and chartered town planner with 35 years’ experience in practice and a founder of Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design.
She focuses on the interface between design and planning, and securing quality through the planning process at various scales, from strategic to detailed design. Her specialist expertise includes design policy, design guides and codes, including advising national and local government and design teams. She co-authored the National Design Guide (2019), and previously co-led the design codes research programme that culminated in Preparing Design Coding – A Practice Manual (2006).
Her interests include distinctiveness and understanding context and character in different places, particularly historic environments. This informs her heritage advice for settings and conservation areas. For Hackney Wick Central, she embedded heritage at the heart of a masterplan for a new neighbourhood centre within two conservation areas. Jane is a member of Historic England’s Historic Places Panel and former member of the London Advisory Committee.