Background and industry experienceLiberty is a Chartered Member of the RTPI. She has extensive experience in the private sector leading multi-disciplinary teams on residential and commercial projects on behalf of national, regional and local housebuilders, businesses, charities and private landowners.
Liberty is a Partner based in the Ashby office, and leads the Service Line for Planning across Fisher German. She specialises in strategic land promotion, including the preparation of detailed strategies for individual sites, complex estate reviews, representations, supporting background documents and attendance at local plan examinations. She also prepares and submits applications for mixed use urban extensions and small to medium scale residential developments, undertaking critical analysis of the local planning authority's five year housing land supply, preparing environmental impact assessment (EIA) screening requests, challenging EIA screening opinions, drafting environmental statements and liaising with key stakeholders and the local community.
Liberty is a forum member of the East Midlands RTPI. Outside of work, when time allows, she enjoys running (not far!), bootcamp, participating in mud runs, travelling as much as possible and spending time with family and friends.
What year did you start your job?
I started at Fisher German in November 2011 as a Planner, having previously worked at a private planning consultancy in Northamptonshire, where I had spent my summers on work experience.
Why did you join Fisher German?
I went for the interview at FG to get a recruitment consultant off the phone, in all honesty! However, FG totally won me over at the interview and I decided it was time for a change and accepted the job offer. The key draw to FG, for me was the people. Everyone I had met at all levels of the business was so friendly and approachable.
What has been your favourite project and why?
North Road, Retford – we took forward an outline planning application for a mixed use development (200 dwellings and 11 hectares employment land). The client has been brilliant to work with as too has the LPA who we have developed a good working relationship with over the year.
Most admired, non-property brand?
Virgin/Dyson – both innovative, they take something which exists already, make it better, and dominate the marketplace.
Spending time with friends and family, travelling, and bootcamp when I can get there.
Best holiday destination?
South Africa, without a doubt.
One item to take to a desert island?
Who would you like to be stranded in a lift with?
Someone very calm, as it would be my worst nightmare.