Charlotte Savage

Charlotte has dual qualifications in Architecture and Urban Design, with wide-ranging experience in master-planning strategic mixed-used urban extensions and new settlements.

Charlotte’s background education in both architecture and urban design provide a strong skill set for place-making and design over a variety of different scales.

Charlotte has experience in working on projects ranging from 2 to 3,000 units. Including the production of strategic frameworks, illustrative masterplans and supporting documentation, as well as organising public consultation events and community workshops.


  • Drayton Lodge, Banbury – Outline application for 325 homes, ecological park and local centre which draws heavily on the distinctive character and charm of the historic local villages on behalf of Trinity College, Oxford.
  • Cranbrook - A new town of up to 8,000 homes in East Devon, working alongside the NHS Healthy New Towns programme.
  • Mapping, infrastructure analysis and strategic-level master-planning across the extent of the Oxford to Cambridge Corridor as part of wider initiative looking at strategic cross-regional opportunities.
  • Strategic master-planning as part of the promotion process on a number regionally significant sites within Oxfordshire. Producing capacity schedules, feasibility studies, character analysis and development briefs.
  • Design, preparation and collation of numerous promotion documents, Design and Access Statements and capacity studies on a variety of residential and mixed-use projects ranging from 10 to 3,000 units, across the UK.


Charlotte has a Bachelors degree (RIBA Part I) in Architecture from the University of East London, a Post-graduate Diploma (RIBA Part II) in Architecture and a Masters in Spatial Planning and Urban Design, both from London Metropolitan University. She is also a ‘Recognised Practitioner’ of the Urban Design Group.

Charlotte joined the Orkney Islands Council as their Urban Design Planner in early 2022 and works alongside the rest of the Development and Marine Planning team taking a leading role in the preparation, delivery and maintenance of the Council’s Local Development Plan, development briefs and other design works. 

Prior to her current role, Charlotte spent 5 and a half years in the Savills Urban Design Studio in Oxford, as an Assocaite member of the Design team working on a number of strategic urban extensions, as well as running the day-to-day workings, design and management of medium to large scale residential, mixed use and commercial projects. Charlotte joined Savills in 2016 following completion of her full time education, having previously taken part in the Savills Summer Scheme in 2015.

Charlotte  Savage Urban Design Group Recognised Practitioner
Job Title
Urban Design Planner
Orkney Islands Council

BSc Hons Architecture (RIBA Part I)
PG Dip Architecture (RIBA Part II)
MA Spatial Planning and Urban Design

Contact Details

07875 590094


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