Expert Panel

Civic Voice Expert Panel consists of 10 members.

Michael Bach

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Bruce Barnett

Bruce Barnett

I have recently retired after 13 years as a inspector determining planning appeals over a wide area of England so I have considerable experience in interpreting and applying planning policy and legislation, particularly in relation to enforcement matters. Before becoming an inspector I was a local government planner involved in both plan making and development control in Nottinghamshire, Hull, North Yorkshire and Merseyside. I have been a member of Retford Civic Society for many years although my work as an inspector has restricted my local involvement in planning.  Now freed from that restriction, I hope my professional knowledge and experience will be of value to Civic Voice in assisting its members and in seeking to influence Government.

Frances Brill

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Peter Cartwright

Peter Cartwright
Peter founded Cartwright Pickard together with James Pickard in 1996.  He is the Director of the Leeds and Manchester offices and is responsible for a wide variety of projects in both the private and public sectors. 

Peter is an RIBA Assessor for the North of England and a member of the Design Review Panel for Yorkshire and Humberside. He has acted as an external visiting critic at schools of architecture including The University of Nottingham where he studied. He has been involved in the design and delivery of residential projects in Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. Peter’s experience in the residential sector spans across high quality market sale apartments, affordable housing developments and student accommodation. He also led the design and delivery of a 150 bed business class hotel in Doncaster and now on site with a mixed use scheme for over 400 student bedrooms in Sheffield City Centre due to be finished September 2016.

He has recently overseen the design and delivery of high profile new civic centres in Wakefield and Doncaster, both of which have won RIBA awards. Peter has also led the design and delivery of a new £30 million BREEAM Excellent commercial office building in Manchester for Allied London.

Dave Chetwyn

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Colin Davis

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Mike Jenks

Mike Jenks

Mike Jenks is Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes University, and former Head of the Oxford School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. He is also the Founder Director of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) – (see http://oisd.brookes.ac.uk/). He was the founder of City Form: the Sustainable Urban form Consortium, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (see www.city-form.org). 


His is an authority on the sustainably city, and has published widely including an influential trilogy of books (published 1996 and 2000). He has carried out research and consultancy nationally and internationally, focussing on the relationships between environmental, social and economic sustainability in an urban context. He has advised and lectured extensively in many parts of the world. 

Elizabeth Motley

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Jon Rowland

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David Tittle

David Tittle

Charles Wagner

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