Endorsements & Clients
“We simply would not have got this far without Rachel. She has been absolutely essential for us, guiding, assisting and keeping us focused and on track. I wouldn’t even dream of attempting a NP without Rachel signed up and supporting you. Professional, knowledgeable, approachable and exceptionally good at navigating us through such a complex task."
Little Hadham Parish Council - April 2018.
"Lavenham is a medieval village in rural Suffolk blessed with a splendid location and a vibrant but ageing community. The Parish Council regarded the production of a Neighbourhood Plan as essential to ensure that any future housing developments appeal to the aspirations of younger as well as older residents and emphasise the need for affordable housing. Moreover, developments should be of a size and scope to fit into the existing village scene. Rachel was able to help us express these aspirations in a concise analytical form which lent weight to the plan and made the conclusions difficult to challenge. She was enormously helpful in guiding us through the technical obstacles of producing a Neighbourhood Plan and without her motivation I doubt we would have succeeded.” Lavenham Parish Council - December 2016.
Rachel supported Lavenham Neighbourhood Plan Group in 2015 and 2016
“Rachel provided a high level of support and professional input, including testing our ideas, recommending options for consideration, and helping to draft wording on context and policies. She attended neighbourhood plan group and public meetings and with forward planners and development management specialists at the district council. She was a positive influence to encourage us to proceed with our plan despite obstacles such as the absence of a recent DLP. Marsh Gibbon would not have been in the first 50 communities to have a Neighbourhood Plan, with a record level of referendum support, were it not for Rachel’s contribution.”
Marsh Gibbon Parish Council - 2015.
Rachel supported Marsh Gibbon in 2013 and 2014 as part of her role with Planning Aid England.
Current and recent clients