We have to trust Jo and her team to make the best strategic decisions for her career, which is in all our (GB's) interests. So, Palermo would be the start of her (competitive) preparations for whatever the pro season has to offer.Playing Palermo next month, surprised she didn't enter any of the LTA tournaments to prepare.
As for the LTA , they haven't really offered events appropriate to Jo's standing as GB's highest ranked player (by some distance) playing at her peak. Perhaps Jamie Murray's so called "Best of the Brits" event was a missed opportunity to showcase the strength and depth of GB's men, women and wheelchair tennis athletes?
But I agree, as a fan, I miss seeing her in action.