Vanessa is a chartered Town Planner with over 18 years’ experience in private sector planning consultancy. She advises clients on a wide range of planning matters and on all aspects of the planning process, including project management, planning applications, development plan representations, environmental planning, public consultation and appeals.

A skilled and experienced project manager, Vanessa is able to effectively instruct and manage large multi-disciplinary teams across a range of complex issues. This ensures clients are able to address potential planning issues from the early stages of a project and refine their development proposals to achieve results.

Vanessa is able to provide strategic and detailed planning advice, balancing an understanding of planning legislation and achieving a client’s commercial objectives. She has experience across a number of sectors providing advice on various mixed use, leisure residential, commercial, renewable energy and education development projects. Vanessa has a particular knowledge within the leisure industry and on renewable energy projects providing planning and environmental advice at application and appeal on behalf of private landowners and developer clients.


Hobblers Heath Leisure Development, Hounslow, London

Provided planning advice and project managed a multi-disciplinary team of consultants for a hybrid application, including an EIA for the development of a children’s zoo and adventure park, golf facility, nursery, high ropes course and surfing lake. The development was on a large 47.77 hectare site in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

Great Western Park, Didcot – Enlarged Supermarket Development

Secured planning consent to enlarge a supermarket within the Great Western Park mixed-use urban extension in Didcot.

Selsey, West Sussex – Residential Development

Provided planning advice and project managed a team of consultants on behalf of a house builder to secure outline planning consent for a 100 unit residential scheme on the edge of Selsey.

Melksham, Wiltshire – Residential and Primary School Development

Vanessa provided planning advice and project managed a multi-disciplinary team to secure outline consent. site for up to 235 residential units and a new primary school.