What our colleagues and clients say

Our ability to develop creative and effective solutions with our clients marks us out as a trusted advisor.  Here are some examples of recent client feedback:

The RJP team managed the planning application process from start to finish to the highest of professional standards.  Their ability to work proactively with a complex mix of client stakeholders, including: developer, land owner, contractor, architect, plus technical and legal advisors, has been important in keeping the application process on track and we would happily recommend RJP for future housing delivery projects.

Paul Westhead,  Head of New Business – Development, Trafford Housing Trust

Meet the team

Ruth picture resized for websiteRuth Jackson   |  

Ruth established RJP in Manchester in August 2011, in the role of Principal in the practice.  Having started her professional career based in Dublin in 2000, she has worked in the UK since 2002 operating at senior levels at Land Use Consultants in Glasgow and Arup in Manchester.  Ruth chairs Pro-Manchester’s Transport and Infrastructure Sector Group.

Her extensive consultancy experience includes: large and small scale housing strategy and projects; and nationally significant infrastructure projects for nuclear, renewable energy and transport projects.  She is an experienced policy and sustainability advisor, known for her can do approach to project delivery.


Something interesting: Ruth is currently training to cycle with Club Peloton from Copenhagen to Berlin this June.  The ride is to raise funds for Coram, an adoption charity, founded in 1739, which every day offers direct, practical help and emotional support to vulnerable children, young people and their families.  If you would like to make a donation, check out Ruth’s Race Nation sponsorship page.

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David is a chartered town planner with over 15 years town planning experience in both the public and the private sector. He is a pro-active town planner with a good track record driving applications through the planning system and securing deliverable permissions that are tailored to suit the requirements of the client.

David has dealt with a range of major planning applications, including residential, commercial, retail and energy projects as well large infrastructure developments and NSIP schemes. He has an impressive track record of project managing teams of environmental specialists through the EIA process and successfully delivering extremely complex and technically challenging major planning applications.

David has also successfully submitted planning policy representations for a number of sites for residential development, with particular experience of making the wider arguments about what constitutes sustainable development to promote rural and non-urban sites.


Something interesting: David loves reading sports theory books and frequently shares top tips from the world of football and athletics.  Pub quiz anyone?

Deborah picture resized for websiteDeborah Baker Barnett|

Deborah is a chartered planner with over seven years of experience in public and private sector roles. She has particular expertise in managing development schemes from initial site evaluation to the promotion of sites for inclusion in local plans, and the delivery of planning consents.

Deborah has worked across a range of development schemes including residential, commercial, education, renewables, leisure and retail proposals at all scales. She has a particular interest in heritage matters and provides advice on developments affecting historic assets. Her recent projects have focused on central and Greater Manchester, resulting in extensive local knowledge.


Something interesting: Deborah is part of a top amateur photography duo – she and Peter helped us with some of the RJP headshots!

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Eva Barrellon-Kendall is a second year Environmental Science student at the University of Manchester and has joined our team on a part time basis.  As well has her studies providing key knowledge in the environmental sector, Eva is developing policy research and applications experience.  We really love having Eva on the team, with her enthusiasm and intelligence she fits right in!


Something interesting: When not studying, sitting exams and learning the ropes at RJP,  Eva is up at before the crack of dawn most mornings learning to row with the University of Manchester.




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We are a partner of Manchester City of Trees, an innovative and exciting movement set to re-invigorate Greater Manchester’s landscape by transforming underused, unloved woodland and planting a tree for every man, woman and child who lives there, within a generation.  Get if touch if you would like more information or check out their website at www.cityoftrees.org.uk