I am convinced that community-led developments can be a significant contributor to the delivery of quality housing in this country and, in particular, of homes that meet the needs and aspirations of the local communities that will live in and alongside them. By working collaboratively with landowners, communities, stakeholders and local councils, community-led housing has the potential to create sustainable, socially inclusive, innovative and beautifully designed places that are also commercially viable and professionally delivered. This type of community-focused approach is what I would like to see realised at Ryebank Fields and I hope that it will inspire residents to participate in and support the continuing development of their community.
I have a long held professional and personal interest in sustainable building and modern methods of construction and believe that these principles should be at the heart of the development of Ryebank Fields. I am a Chartered Environmentalist with the Society of the Environment (SocEnv) and a Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) with over 13 years’ experience in environmental consultancy, sustainability and development planning. I currently own and operate Pea Green, an independent environmental planning practice advising land and property developers on sustainable and environmental best practice. I am also a Chorlton resident, on the doorstep of Ryebank Fields.