I joined LDA Design from a small Sheffield-based consultancy in 2014. My role as a Town Planner has enabled me to work on neighbourhood planning and mixed-use development in the South West, and large scale solar energy and infrastructure projects in the North of England and the Republic of Ireland.
I have also had the opportunity to develop landscape planning skills through involvement in the Fareham Landscape Capacity and Sensitivity Study and various LVIAs.
One of the best parts of my job is in-depth research, for instance on planning reform in Wales, needed to help the response to global challenges.
Outside of work, I enjoy good food and drink with good company, travel, learning languages, and the odd bit of political geekery.
Le Corbusier for his free-thinking, creativity and challenge to convention as much as for the end result of his work.
Planning is a bit of a punching bag in the UK. People forget that the best-loved environments of today are often the result of good planning in the past.
Winning the LDA Futures competition with 4 amazing colleagues, and having a lot of fun along the way!