Ashleigh is a Senior Planner in Iceni’s Urban Planning Team and since joining in May 2018 she has been involved in a wide range of projects and has provided tailored advice to clients to enable them to progress their site through the planning system. Ashleigh is currently working on a number of complex residential-led mixed-use schemes, which have the potential to turn under-utilised land in outer London into much needed homes. Ashleigh is also part of Iceni’s Smart Cities Sector group and takes an important role in promoting our work and interest in this sector. She became an RTPI Chartered Planner in February 2018.
Before joining Iceni, Ashleigh had been on secondment for a year to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. She was part of the Planning Policy and Reform team and played a fundamental role in the drafting of the revised National Planning Policy Framework. Ashleigh was involved in the policy areas of design, density and small sites, and she also played an integral role in the consultation process. This experience has given her an in-depth understanding of national policy and Government objectives for delivery which she utilises in her project work at Iceni.
Ashleigh started her planning career in the planning team at Peter Brett Associates, where she worked on complex evidence base research for a variety of local authorities in London and beyond. She also provided planning consultancy services on a number of residential and mixed-use schemes throughout London. Her interest in urban planning stemmed from an undergraduate degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. She then completed an RTPI accredited MSc in City Planning and Regeneration from the University of Glasgow, where she achieved a distinction.
Outside of work, Ashleigh is a keen cyclist and enjoys exploring the many craft beer bars and breweries in and around London.