Spencer Powell

Senior Consultant

0117 203 3628

I am a Chartered Town Planner with five years’ professional experience.

Since joining LDA Design in 2014, I have worked on a diverse range of projects, such as leading the planning of large-scale renewable energy facilities across the UK and Ireland, co-ordinating Environmental Impact Assessments, and contributing to a variety of masterplanning and regeneration projects. I have also advised clients in the public and private sectors on issues such as environmental and land-use planning designations, site promotion and neighbourhood planning.

One of my favourite aspects of my work is thinking outside the box to identify how we can create places that are more resilient and adaptable to changes in our climate, economy and society.

A city dweller all my life, I enjoy urban living and all it has to offer just as much as spending time on windswept beaches or in sun-dappled forests.


I love the view from ...

Old Harry’s Rocks on a sunny day. You have a panoramic view of brilliant blue sea, white chalk cliffs, lush green fields, the sandy sweep of Studland Bay and finally Bournemouth and Poole glinting in the distance. Often, you’ll see the ‘Barfleur’ ferry heading over to Cherbourg. Growing up it excited me, to think that the rest of Europe was just over the horizon. Now it brings back fond memories of living and working in France – and reminds me to take nothing for granted!

The last two books I read were ...

‘What I Loved’ by Siri Hustvedt and ‘Petit pays’ by Gaël Faye. Two very different books – one is set in the New York art world and the other in early 1990s Burundi – but I enjoyed each for their evocative descriptions of place, circumstance and human emotion.

I've never really understood why ...

I can’t do a forward roll. I just get stuck and keel over.

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