After 15 years working in the public and voluntary sectors Clare has established her own consultancy business providing advice on planning policy, environmental strategy, climate change and renewable energy. Clare is an Associate with Regen SW, providing support to local authorities and developing proposals for future projects, including local energy plans, community renewable energy projects and opportunities arising from Allowable Solutions.

Clare is experienced in policy and strategy development, having recently drafted low carbon and renewable energy policies for the Exmoor National Park Local Plan. Clare was previously Deputy Director at the South West Regional Assembly and helped develop the draft Regional Spatial Strategy. Clare is an Associate member of the RTPI with a MSc in environmental and regional planning and a MA (Cantab) in Geography.