jodyslaterJody is a talented and experienced chartered planner and urban designer.  She has worked for both Halcrow and Savills and now has an urban design consultancy and has particular expertise in marine and waterfront environments.

Jody has worked on a wide variety of projects, including site analysis and masterplanning, large scale regeneration projects, feasibility studies, area action plans and strategic planning documents, public consultations, and provided planning advice for local authorities and private sector clients.  Her work includes the preparation of both written and graphic reports including production of 3D digital models and illustrative material as well as items for public consultation work.  Areas of particular interest to Jody are site redevelopment projects, master planning and waterfront development, an area in which Jody is developing a specialism based around her interests in water sports outside of work.  Jody also provides part time lecturing support on design and planning in the property development process for Portsmouth University. Jody left Savills at the end of 2010 and now works with Richards Urban Design providing independent urban design and masterplanning consultancy advice

Jody’s projects include:

  • Lansdowne Urban Design and Transport Study, Bournemouth, (Bournemouth Borough Council) – Preparation of a master plan for this large mixed use area, with a focus on sound development feasibility principles
  • Kettering Futures, Northamptonshire, (Kettering Borough Council) – Preparation of a series of projects including a Town Centre Design Guide, Station Quarter Masterplan and detailed public realm design for the Market Place
  • Tiverton, Devon, (English Partnerships) – Preparation of a masterplan for Belmont Hospital, including the conversion of a listed workhouse and sustainable new build units. Important elements included market feasibility and knitting the site
    into the existing urban fabric
  • Chandos Lodge, Alton, Hampshire (Persimmon Homes) – Preparation of a detailed masterplan for 185 homes on the edge of the historic town of Alton, including extensive work with arboricultural and noise consultants
  • Marine Projects (various) – Ocean Village Masterplan, Hastings and Bexhill Seafront Strategy, Planning Advice to Isle of Wight Council on East Cowes Development