Meet Our Judging Panel
Cllr Sean C Reed
Vice Chairman, St Cuthbert Without Parish Council
Sean is an independent Chartered Surveyor and former head of Property for Cumbria County Council, with experience and expertise in planning and development. Sean lives at the Carleton side of the Parish in Parkland Village, where he is Chair of Governors at Pennine Way Primary School and has a keen interest in growing native deciduous trees from seed and the proposed St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.
Chairman, Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance
Retiring in 2013 after 42 years in Cumbria Highways, Kevin is an active Rotarian with several voluntary roles in the community. He chairs the Carlisle Dementia Action Alliance and champions the needs of those living with disabilities. He is also involved in developing the “Incredible Edible” concept in the area.
Sustainable Drainage Lead, United Utilities
Sophie leads on Sustainable Drainage within United Utilities, and recently led the Water UK project, to develop the Water Industry SuDS training following the introduction of the Ofwat Adoption Code Sewerage Sector Guidance. Sophie sits on a National, CIWEM-convened SuDS policy and leadership group; a pan-sector collaboration of professional bodies, local planning authorities, lead local flood authorities, water companies, housing developers, regulators and academics who have a strong interest and experience in sustainable drainage (SuDS) and water reuse.
Sustainable Development Lead Advisor, Natural England
Lead Officer – Development Management, Cumbria County Council
Managing Director, Urban Green
Cllr Paul Nedved
Portfolio Holder, Economy, Enterprise and Housing, Carlisle City Council
Corporate Director of Economic Development, Carlisle City Council
Jane Meek leads on Carlisle’s ambitious economic and housing growth agenda. As Carlisle’s Corporate Director for Economic Development, she is focused on delivering jobs and growth in Carlisle through the development and implementation of the new Local Plan and led the successful application for Garden Village status for Carlisle South.