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Who We Are

Modicum Planning was set up in 2015 by Rachel Hogger and is based in Cambridgeshire.


Rachel specialises in capacity building within communities; she is also an experienced policy planner and has a background in strategic environmental assessment (SEA).


Rachel became active in supporting communities in the planning process in July 2013 when she started work with Planning Aid England, as the Neighbourhood Planning Advisor for the East of England Region. Since then she has delivered neighbourhood planning support to many communities in the East of England as well as parts of the South East and East Midlands.

Rachel has been a chartered town planner since 2003.


  • May 2015 to date.  Modicum Planning manager

  • 2013 – Sept 2015 Planning Aid England Neighbourhood Planning Advisor

  • 2010 – 2012 Planning Policy Manager, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

  • 2007 – 2010 Planning Policy Officer, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

  • 2005 – 2007 Environmental Sustainability Officer, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

  • 2003 – 2005 Planning Policy Officer, Corporation of London

  • 2001 – 2003 Planning Monitoring and Research Officer, Corporation of London




Oxford Brookes University 

MSc (Distinction) in Urban Planning (specialising in environmental management)


University of Newcastle Upon Tyne 

BA (Hons) 2:1

Research Publication:

Office developments: the role of local planning authorities in encouraging more sustainable practices. ISBN 086342189X 2002

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