Charlotte Morphet

Charlotte is a chartered urban planner working at the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a principal policy planner.

In her role, she is developing a new 15-year spatial strategy, the Local Plan that will guide and manage development in the area for new homes, jobs and associated infrastructure. Charlotte specifically leads on policy development for the Lea Valley Corridor, housing and culture. Prior to this she worked in the private sector providing planning advice.

Apart from work, Charlotte is active within her profession. She is dedicated to diversity, equality and inclusion in the planning profession and wider built environment. In 2012 she co-founded Women in Planning, which has 13 branches across the UK. The aim of this network is to promote a diverse, equitable and inclusive planning profession. Beyond this, Charlotte has a passion for supporting early career professionals. Currently she is a Trustee and Director of the Planning Officers’ Society, where she chairs the early careers network and think-tank, NOVUS. Previously she was a Trustee for the Royal Town Planning Institute with responsibility Young Planners.