Matt Gibson-King

Senior Consultant

0117 2033628

I joined LDA Design’s Bristol Studio as a senior planning consultant in 2023. Before LDA, I worked for a local planning authority in the south west gaining experience in plan-making at both a local and neighbourhood level. I have worked on planning policy formation, undertaking technical appraisals, collating evidence, and conducting consultation events.

My background in sustainable development means I use planning to help shape the natural and built environment, to deliver tangible co-benefits for communities. I believe, as planners, we have a responsibility to bring forward development that creates better places for future generations to enjoy.

Outside of work, I enjoy attending sporting events. I am a keen Liverpool FC and Bath Rugby fan and I try to attend as many of their matches as I can.


As a planner, who has inspired you?

She may not be a planner but Farah Naz, a climate change strategist, has and continues to inspired me in her work around net zero. Her book Net Zero City outlines a 10-year plan to achieve net zero and it should be a timeline that we all, as built environment professionals, aspire to facilitate.

I love the view from …

Rhossli, on the Gower Peninsula. Rhossli Bay at low tide, with its long beach and the back drop of the Rhossli Downs is beautiful.

If you could change one thing about your local high street …

I would add more greenery to the street through the planting of trees and a linear rain garden, as well as including more places to sit out on the street and watch the world go by. This could make it a more enjoyable place to stay and increase a sense of place on the high street.

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