Mike Foster


01865 887 050

My professional life has involved me in all aspects of landscape planning, design and construction over a 30 year period.

Since joining LDA Design in 2001, I have specialised in the planning, design and delivery of major development projects working with private sector clients including many of the UK’s leading house builders, development companies, landowners and investors. My objective is to always provide clear and robust advice to help my clients realise their planning and development goals.

I lead the promotion of development through the planning system, to successfully integrate planning, design and environmental considerations and secure planning consents.

Current projects including urban extensions, residential development, employment, logistics, health care, and infrastructure projects with particular strengths in EIA and the coordination and management of multi-disciplinary teams. I also provide expert witness services at EiP and planning appeals.

Outside work, I can usually be found pounding the streets of Cheltenham as a keen runner, getting back to nature down at my allotment, or simply enjoying family life.


I love the views from …

The top of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks – wide open spaces and a sense of coming home to my Yorkshire roots.

My proudest moment since joining LDA Design was …

Becoming a Partner in 2014.

The last book I read was ...

The five dysfunctions of a team: a leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni, on how and why teams fail and how to avoid it.

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