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Nuclear Energy

We are supporting the roll-out of the UK’s new nuclear build programme. We advised EDF on Hinkley Point C in preparation for the DCO application, including refinement of project parameters, peer review of key design documents and assessments for the main site and associated developments and the drafting of the LVIA.

We have been working on the Sizewell C project for approximately four years. We are appointed as construction and operational phase masterplanners and landscape architects for the main site and estate. We are also advising on various matters including designated landscapes, rights of way, amenity and recreation, HRA studies, working with statutory consultees and supporting graphic communication for the consultation.

Our expertise includes:

  • Strategic project and DCO advice and coordination
  • Creative project leadership and management
  • Planning
  • Masterplanning
  • Landscape architecture
  • LVIA and SLVIA
  • Ecological design and impact assessment
  • Amenity and recreation strategy and impact assessment
  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Examination support and expert witness

Key Contacts

Alister Kratt
Board Director

Alister is Board Director specialising in large, multidisciplinary projects and development in sensitive contexts. He leads Energy and Infrastructure teams with expertise in nuclear, wave and tidal, EfW and port sectors. He also leads Development and Regeneration teams with particular experience in university and mixed use development. He is responsible for LDA Design’s professional services with particular emphasis on EIA and Contextual Planning and Assessment. Alister is a landscape architect and masterplanner with significant experience in project leadership including DCO projects. Alister is also an experienced Expert Witness.

Charles Crawford
Board Director

Charles has over 20 years’ experience as an environmental planner and landscape architect, following a previous career as a lawyer. He specialises in the planning, design and delivery of complex infrastructure projects, particularly tidal, rail and grid, as well as development and regeneration projects such as private sector housing and mixed use developments. He brings a creative, collaborative and rigorous approach to all his work. He is an experienced and successful expert witness at public inquiries.