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Elaine Cresswell

With particular expertise in strategic masterplanning, design codes, stakeholder engagement, participatory design and the design and delivery of large complex schemes, particularly in the public realm, sustainable development, green infrastructure, housing and healthcare sectors.

She has won many national awards over her 20-year career, including the Landscape Institute’s public engagement award for Bluegreen Liverpool in 2019. In recent years, she has been the Landscape Institute’s (LI) representative on the Building with Nature Standards Board and an active member of the Landscape Institute Technical Committee, LI Housing Working Groups, BRE Landuse and Ecology Steering Group and the LI Environmental Standards working group.

During which time, she contributed to the development of the New Homes Standard, BRE’s Strategic Environmental Framework as well as British Standards on SuDS, Biodiversity and the LI’s Housing and Health Publications, including ‘Profitable Places –Why Housebuilders Invest in Landscape’ Over the five years that Elaine has served on CWAC’s and Places Matter! review panels, she has been selected to review some of the most significant and controversial developments, including Northgate shopping centre, Chester Racecourse expansion, student housing within historic settings and dementia care homes in flood zones.

Elaine Cresswell