Tessa is a town planner and is responsible for directing the planning group in the South region.
Tessa helps projects run more smoothly by bringing specialist knowledge to complex planning processes.
Her role is more vital than ever, with increased legislation, a stronger focus on sustainability and more detailed requirements for justifying schemes.
Her educational work on planning issues includes presentations, a TV interview and various publications.
Where do you see the planning profession going in the near future? “The legislative framework is likely to become more onerous and complex with the importance of energy consumption and climate change becoming more central to planning policy and building design.”