Ruth Knight


01733 310 471

I have over 15 years’ experience in private practice, predominantly in the area of contextual landscape planning.  I have extensive experience of landscape and visual impact assessment and strategic landscape scale studies.  Since joining the Peterborough office, I have led LVIAs for numerous onshore wind and solar projects and been involved in supporting a number of these through Public Inquiries.  Recently I have been involved in a number of Green Belt related studies, ranging from a strategic review of Cambridge’s inner Green Belt boundary to analysis of the contribution of individual development sites to Green Belt purposes.

I like to use my understanding of the wider context and bigger picture to a project to ensure that we are delivering the right development in the right location.  In my spare time I’ll often be found sampling the ever growing range of local gins and ales (although not at the same time).


As a landscape architect I was inspired by …

Carys Swanwick, the head of department during my degree. Her passion for promoting local distinctiveness and her influence in the development of landscape character assessment as a tool shaped my early thinking on strategic scale landscape planning.

My favourite (short) walk is …

Around Ferry Meadows Country Park in Peterborough. It’s a brilliant place to experience the changing seasons and for people watching, and it’s a fine legacy created by the Development Corporation as a result of the gravel extraction that helped shape the expansion of Peterborough.

If I could change one thing about my local high street …

I would get rid of the hordes of pigeons!

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