We build relationships with Communities and negotiate planning permissions for Developers, Land Owners and Retailers. 

With more than 10 years’ experience in Property Communications, we have a strong track record of working with stakeholders to understand how “change” and development can affect them. We’re great at finding areas of agreement rather than dispute.

Specialising in Community Consultations, Political and Stakeholder Engagement strategies, we take care of everything, right through to planning committees and construction.

We also work with Businesses and Local Authorities to design and implement engaging consultations with compelling content.


“Melanie has always been excellent at building relationships and forming bonds with both supporters and objectors in the communities and political spheres”.


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Rockpool was founded in 2013 by Melanie Chiswell Brooks. Melanie is an accomplished communicator with a wealth and breadth of experience in the Media, Public and Private Sectors. Her background is in Journalism where she was a Correspondent for Sky News and GMTV. Since then she has held senior Communications roles in the NHS and Tesco where she spent 6 years managing Property Communications and Corporate Affairs in the South West. During this time, she’s built up a strong list of media and political contacts in the region.

Melanie lives in Topsham, Devon with her husband, 7 year old son and Bracken the Cockapoo. She loves long walks, watersports and cooking.