I am a rural affordable housing specialist with experience of all the key mechanisms that make things happen.

I bring:

  • over 30 years of experience of both shaping national policy and providing practical support for delivery on the ground.
  • knowledge of planning, viability, funding, enabling, community engagement and the complexities that can arise where these meet.
  • an up to date understanding of national policy and initiatives and their local implications.
  • extensive experience of helping local authorities deliver.
  • a proven track record in research, policy development, evaluation of practice and collaborative working.
  • knowledge of community led housing and how it can be supported.

How I can help you

  • I will work with you to find the most appropriate way of achieving your goals within the resources available to you.
  • I can provide new perspectives and insights to help you develop policies and ways of working that deliver rural affordable housing.
  • I can bring together stakeholders to produce collaborative partnerships.
  • I can provide expertise to enhance existing teams and strengthen capacity.

Jo has brought a clear and persistent approach which has moved historical blockages and inspired new ways of working together to get things done. Her relentless drive has been instrumental to the success of the project.

Rachel North

Director of Strategy & Regeneration

West Lindsey District Council