Services / Strategic Environmental Planning
Harnessing the diverse range of skills and expertise across LDA Design enables us to build up a deep understanding of the drivers of long-term change in the environment. We apply this to help our clients and communities to make informed decisions about what this means for the landscape, the built environment and infrastructure, and where to invest to achieve the maximum benefit.
We are leaders in assessing and planning for urban and rural environments as well as coastal and marine areas. We can help you to identify the issues, engage with stakeholders, develop a vision and take a robust proposition for change and development through the planning, design and delivery process to implementation on the ground.
The specialist services we provide include:
- Evidence base studies and policy advice
- Mapping and assessment of opportunities and risks
- Strategic Landscape, Townscape and Seascape Character Assessment
- Designated landscape and Green Belt studies
- Feasibility and viability studies
- Strategy development
- Investment planning and delivery advice
- Green Infrastructure planning and design
- Guidance, training and communications
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.
Ian is a multi-award winning landscape architect and archaeologist with specialist expertise in the contextual design of large and complex development projects in sensitive locations and assessment, planning and strategy making at the strategic scale.
He has experience of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, Landscape and Seascape Character Assessment, Green Infrastructure planning and Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment and combines technical rigour with creativity and has the skills needed to communicate complex ideas in a simple and engaging way.