National Planning Summit

Penelope Tollitt

Director, Making Places Together

Penelope is a generalist. She has a collaborative approach to finding solutions to the complex and varied issues of planning, design, sustainability, engagement and strategy. Her broad experience includes local plans and development briefs as well as urban regeneration and master planning, (Earl’s Court, Notting Hill Gate, High Wycombe). She has a long track record of actively engaging communities in a range of different projects. And she brought commercial realism at Wycombe District Council, cutting public subsidy through offering high quality paid-for planning application services.

Her roles have included Urban Designer at Bath City, lecturer at the University of the West of England, Head of Policy and Design at Kensington and Chelsea and Head of Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council. 

She now runs the consultancy Making Places Together where she works with clients – public, private and third sector – who are committed to working constructively, collaboratively and creatively to achieving their ambitions for quality sustainable development. 

Penelope is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute and a Chartered Environmentalist. She has worked with Design Council/Cabe since 2008, is part of the Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckingham and Milton Keynes (BOBMK) design network, is a Director of Planning Officers Society Enterprises (POSe), and a member of the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) Policy Council.