Nicole Penfold

Senior Policy Planner

BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI

Nicole joined Gladman as a planner in the Strategic Land Team in June 2012. A key role that Nicole undertakes is the preparation of representations to local authorities planning policy documents. This involves analysis and scrutiny of the proposals against local needs and also requirements within national planning policy.  Nicole instructs and manages a range of specialist consultants who prepare supporting evidence to submit alongside the representations. Nicole also attends and supports colleagues and external consultants at the Examination hearings into the Local Plans.

Nicole has a BA(Hons) in Geography and Planning and an MSc in Town Planning, both from Newcastle University. Nicole is a member of the RTPI.

Prior to joining Gladman Nicole worked in local government, initially at Manchester City Council where she worked in the Housing Investment Options Team assisting on the delivery of the Local Authority New Build programme. Following this Nicole worked at Cheshire West and Chester Council within the Growth Point Team, part of Spatial Planning. Here she worked on a variety of housing related projects including monitoring the New Homes Bonus, assisting bringing sites forward for residential developments and the preparation of planning applications for Gypsy and Traveller site provision on a number of Council owned sites.

In her spare time Nicole is a keen Netball player, playing in leagues in both Chester and North East Wales, enjoys reading and travelling.