Wendy Le-Las

Personal Profile

Wendy is key to the IDM team with her in-depth knowledge and expertise on planning law and policy. Her extensive academic and practical experience is drawn from her success in acting on behalf of concerned stakeholders regarding numerous contentious planning enquiries.

Wendy contributes unique skills and experience through her role as planning consultant to the National Association of Local Councils in England and Wales, a position she has held for more than a decade. 

Wendy’s career highlights

  • Author of more than seventy publications in the field of planning and environmental law 
  • Qualifications from the University of Sussex and the University of Kent 
  • A member of the University of Oxford’s Working Party on Environmental Ethics, concerned with decision-making in the long-term interests of Man and the natural world 
  • Awarded a visiting Fellowship in the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent 
  • Awarded Honorary Lectureships in Law at the University of Kent and University College, London 
  • Member of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee (RWMAC) 
  • Wendy has acted as an expert adviser on planning law to the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and Nirex.

Wendy is adept at imparting information on planning law and policy to a range of audiences including university students, professionals and lay people. She is also currently advising on a range of commercial and infrastructure projects, mainly in the south of England. Her value to the IDM team is that she brings new perspectives, both from her planning background and from non-nuclear sectors