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

                        Graeme Loudain

                        Resident Member

                        Business & Local Economy

                          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


                                          Your Plan. Be Heard