Having started her practical training as a land agent with Strutt and Parker on the Beaulieu Estate, Judith then worked for the National Trust in Cornwall and the South-East region managing a variety of iconic properties including The White Cliffs of Dover, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Cotehele. Judith has found her land management experience including forestry to be an important background to the rural planning work that has been her specialism for over twenty years.
Her postgraduate training includes a PG Dip in the Conservation of Historic Gardens and Cultural Landscapes, and a masters degree in the Conservation of Historic Buildings, both from the University of Bath. She is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation as well as the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants.
Extracurricular activities have included serving on the CLA Policy Committee, and Business and Rural Economy Committee; she chaired the CLA Kent Committee, as well as the CLA’s Planning Working Group and Equestrian Working Group.
Judith also served on the Conservation Committee of the Gardens Trust and is a trustee of the Toll Rides Off Road Trust.
Msc Rural Estate Management LLB Law
Harriet has also joined the team after completing an LLB Law degree and an MSc in Rural Estate Management. Harriet’s specialist legal knowledge includes areas of land, property and environmental law.
She is very active in the shooting world, both game shooting and clay pigeon.
Bsc Architecture, Msc Building Conservation
With an honours degree in architecture and a Masters in building conservation, Jo has found a perfect niche working for a planning practice in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) rich in listed buildings and fine landscapes. Well-organised, meticulous and design-conscious, she has an eye for detail and an interest in ‘green’ issues such as sustainable building technologies. She enjoys using the latest in computer technology to achieve her clients’ goals, whether these relate to private homes and leisure facilities or to commercial operations, such as agriculture and equestrian businesses.
She has worked for a London Local Authority, for the High Weald AONB unit and now for the Rural Planning Practice where she deals with refurbishment, conversions, change of use, new build and, of course, listed buildings.
MRICS (BA Hons Geog, BA Hons Land Estate Management)
Jennie has worked for Taylor Woodrow/Countryside Properties as Development Manager on the redevelopment of a number of regeneration schemes including Greenwich Millennium Village, having learned the development ropes at Knight Frank. More recently Jennie has worked as a Sustainable Development Consultant across the South for a number of large, mixed use developments essentially guiding developers through the planning and development process to meet required sustainability targets.
A keen hunting lady Jennie has a great interest in the countryside and rural issues.
BA(Hons) Btp MRTPI
An experienced Chartered Planning Consultant and full member of the RTPI, Colin has over 25 years of broad planning experience. Colin has held pervious roles as an Associate/Planning Manager with both Humberts and Strutt and Parker, and numerous, predominantly rural, Councils, dealing with a wide range of work.
Colin’s experience covers AOC removal, Class Q barn, Listed Building applications, holiday lets and other means to secure additional – alternative forms of farm income, small edge of village residential schemes, Strategic Land promotion, Neighbourhood Plans, equestrian facilities and so on. As part of his previous roles Colin has worked in several Local Authority planning departments and therefore has a thorough and inside understanding of the planning system to bring to RPP, and how to use this to the benefit of our clients.