Walden Plan Team

Whilst a Neighbourhood Plan is required to be developed by a council, it is critical that local residents, businesses, community organisations, and specialist experts all get involved. Here are the Walden Plan core team members. Each Focus Area leader is supported by other local groups, residents and specialists to help them. The team meets as a group every 3 weeks, and in-between around specific subjects.

Apart from the Town Clerk and Programme Officer, all other people on the team are volunteers. Contact us if you’re interested in joining the team or coming along to observe?


David Corke

Resident Member

Focus on green infrastructure

    Lisa Courtney

    Town Clerk

    Runs Saffron Walden Town Council

      Sara Eastham

      SWTC

      Town councillor

        Chloë Fiddy

        Programme Officer

        Walden Plan administrator

          Richard Freeman

          SWTC & UDC

          Saffron Walden Mayor

            Paul Gadd

            SWTC

            Town councillor, lawyer & environmental campaigner

              Sam Goddard

              SWTC

              Town councillor, also representing villages

                Jane Gray

                Resident Member

                Campaigner for local youth and sports provision

                  Mike Hibbs

                  SWTC (Chair)

                  Chair of Walden Plan group; town councillor & architect

                    Rachel Hogger

                    Modicum Planning

                    Planning Consultant

                      Douglas Kent

                      Resident Member

                      General interest focus

                        Sharon Morris

                        SWTC & UDC

                        Town & district councillor; town team representative

                          Stephen Rapkin

                          Resident Member

                          Focus on planning, architecture and design

                            Judith Rodden

                            Resident Member

                            General interest focus

                              Dan Starr

                              Resident Member

                              Chair of local residents group; transport focus

                                Isabella Warren

                                Resident Member

                                Saffron Walden Arts Trust

                                  Tom White

                                  Audley End Estates

                                  Representing the largest landowner in the area

                                    Barbara Wilcox

                                    Resident Member

                                    Representing volunteer community organisations

                                      Coby Wing

                                      Resident Member

                                      Focus on health, education & environment


                                        Plan Focus Areas


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