Services / Planning
LDA Design offers a full complement of planning services. We lead planning and DCO/NSIP consenting processes for all scales and types of development. Our planning services, and integrated environmental, design and delivery services, are the product of our involvement in comprehensive and innovative development work over the past 35 years and have proved very effective at securing consents and framing growth.
Our particular perspective enables a refreshing and positive approach to planning that combines the necessary professional rigour with effective engagement and the identification and optimisation of creative opportunities that address risk and deliver viable and sustainable development schemes.
Colin is Senior Board Director with over 30 years’ experience. He leads LDA Design’s Energy teams, working on renewable and nuclear energy projects, DCOs, ports and a wide range of other development projects, including large scale residential schemes. He is the practice’s most experienced Expert Witness and has given evidence to over 80 Inquiries. Colin established the practice’s EIA and Planning teams and his approach as a landscape architect to the complex environmental and design challenges of major projects is well proven, with many consented and built schemes throughout the UK.
Paul is a town planner with over 20 years’ professional experience. He leads LDA Design’s Planning team and is responsible for developing and delivering the company’s comprehensive Planning Offer. Paul is a highly regarded leader of complex development projects and his positive approach to planning and plan making has delivered strategies, consents and built schemes, often in sensitive environmental contexts, across a range of sectors including public and private regeneration, new communities, ports infrastructure and renewable energy.