About

 

Urban Designer, Planner and promoter of schemes

About Elizabeth

Are you searching for an urban designer, a town planner or an expert in consultation? Elizabeth Wrigley, an experienced urban designer and town planner, has worked in public, private and voluntary sectors and offers clients Urban Design and planning services.  Please have a look around the web site and contact Elizabeth for more information or to discuss your own ideas, and get in touch using the contact page details tab on this web site. 

Planning Advice and preparing applications

Do you need planning advice? With all the recent use class and permitted development changes, it is worth consulting an expert. 

Landscape and Urban Design Guidance

Elizabeth has been pioneering a landscape-led masterplan process in East Anglia for many years, notable in development briefing and planning guidance. Even single house applications now need to address biodiversity loss, for example providing green roofs and drought resistant planting. Also worth noting is that minimising disturbance to soil can help reduce carbon release to the atmosphere.

Garden Cities 

Elizabeth is a founder member of the New Garden Cities Alliance Community Interest Company, you can find out here about The New Garden City Alliance NGCA. 

There are Garden City discussions in the blog page on this website. 

Local action: Neighbourhood Plans

For ideas on how you can get involved in your neighbourhood’s future planning projects please get in touch with Elizabeth.

What is the future for our High Streets?

What will the future of High Streets be? Elizabeth’s recent blog for the RTPI web site suggests possible scenarios, see https://www.rtpi.org.uk/blog/2020/july/unlocking-our-high-streets-the-need-for-a-clear-vision/

Elizabeth also hosted four videos in 2020 on the future of shopping, sponsored by the sintered stone company Neolith. The sessions were called Conversations at Home, and participants explored our unfolding experiences of life during lockdowns in 2020. As the host Elizabeth welcomed Tim O’ Callaghan (Nimtim Architects), Trevor McClymont (Respublica Partners), Alistair Barr (former director of Barr Gazetas), and Esther Kurland (Design for London). See  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLEnWtJ0xo

Are you interested in the environmental future on our planet? Our Green Group, an informal consortium of firms with a lively interest in implementing new sustainable solutions to construction and design issues, meets regularly in London or virtually, please contact Elizabeth, using the contact page details on this web site, to join us. Our last event was a picnic in July in London, hosted by Mike Tonlin and Anna Liu who run the architecture landscape and art practice called Tonkin Liu. 

Closing Core Connections Ltd.

Elizabeth set up Core Connections as a limited liability company in August 2004, and on the anniversary this year she is closing the company as a trading entity. Instead she is offering her services as a self-employed planner and urban designer. Please not the change in contact details. Clients can be assured there will continue to be expert attention to their projects.

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