I joined the council in March 2016. I have lived in the parish since 2003, in a house I self-built on Chosen Hill. Until 2014 I was the chair of the National Custom and Self Build Association – an organisation that has campaigned to make it easier for more people to build their own homes. I’m passionate about the countryside and the wildlife on the Hill. I’m interested in planning issues (I used to be editor of Planning magazine) and I’m keen to explore the idea of drawing up a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish.