Peter Studdert is an independent advisor on city planning and design based in Cambridge. Qualified as an architect (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) and a town planner (University of Westminster) he chairs Design Review Panels for several local planning authorities including the London Legacy Development Corporation and the London Borough of Haringey. He also chairs Historic England’s Historic Places Panel and is a Past Chair of the English Historic Towns Forum. He is a member of the Academy of Urbanism and an Associate at Cambridge Architectural Research Ltd. He has over 35 years experience working in town planning in local government, including 20 years at Director level in a variety of roles in Cambridge and Cambridgeshire. He has advised a number of Government Advisory Committees including the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission in 2019/20. He also advised the Government of Bhutan on updating the Structure Plan for Thimphu in 2019. His wife Jo is a retired primary school deputy headteacher and Trustee of Homestart Cambridgeshire. They have three grown up children.