Our People

We bring together the best talent from across our industry, creating teams that navigate clients through the planning and development system successfully.

Andrew Hodgson

Andrew Hodgson

Senior Director - Planning
Planning
Cambridge

I am passionate about providing our clients with the best and most honest planning advice we can. This might mean sometimes that they do not have a project, however clients really appreciate honesty and continue to come back to us because of the outstanding initial advice we provide.

Dale Turner

Dale Turner

Senior Director - Environment
Planning
Edinburgh

I’m passionate about the environment and believe that all development can play its part in improving the world around us.

James Atkin

James Atkin

Senior Director - Environment
Planning
Lichfield

LVIA is more than just the end report. At a strategic level it’s an opportunity to get to interrogate a site, really grapple with its constraints and opportunities, and fully understand how any given development might relate to this. Most importantly, it’s a chance to embed landscape mitigation into a design from the outset, and this will consequently provide the fabric for a sustainable and environmentally led approach to development.

James Walch

James Walch

Senior Director - Design
Planning
Lichfield

I love how architecture and urban design has a unique ability to shape our environment and impact our daily lives. Each project and each site is different, and I’m interested in projects that have a clear understanding of their context and respond appropriately to create something positive and joyful.

Keith Fenwick

Keith Fenwick

Executive Director
Planning
Birmingham

I enjoy the challenge of mediating the conflicting interests of how we use the space around us, how we prioritize one interest over another, how we ensure the delivery of truly sustainable development that will endure for years to come. Seeing schemes which you have been part of come to fruition, is the most rewarding part of the work we do.

Simon Jacques

Simon Jacques

Senior Director - Infrastructure
Planning
Bristol

I love having to constantly think outside the box to solve a wide range of complex challenges and then creating a solution.  Above all though, the ability to create a legacy knowing that I’ve helped build something that will have a tangible benefit to other people’s lives is a real source of pride for me.

Simon Tarr

Simon Tarr

Senior Director - Property
Planning
Liverpool

I love the fact that we can help take a parcel of bare land and turn it in to something significant that can make a huge contribution to society, be that clean energy generation, sustainable housing or providing essential communication facilities.

Katie Stock

Katie Stock

Director - Transport
Planning
Bristol

I am passionate about transport planning because of the variety of issues and challenges we deal with on a daily basis; from enabling access, to modelling traffic impacts, designing routes for all users, encouraging sustainable travel and providing travel opportunities and mode choice.

Laura Garcia

Laura Garcia

Senior Director - Heritage
Planning
Leeds

My earliest and only career aspiration was to become an archaeologist and I am proud to have achieved my aim and that I continue to work in the heritage sector. I enjoy all aspects of my work, especially the opportunity to reveal aspects of local heritage that may have been forgotten.

Mark Ballantyne

Mark Ballantyne

Director Group Brand Design
Planning
Lichfield

I’m passionate about graphic design because it’s about creating something new for others.

Oliver Watkins

Oliver Watkins

Director
Planning
Cirencester

I’m passionate about Architecture and Design because I’m fascinated between the interaction of built form, space and people, and how design decisions can influence this.

Samantha Leathers

Samantha Leathers

Director - Environment
Planning
Bristol

I am passionate about good design, having led design projects at all stages from inception to completion for a variety of schemes, ranging from primary schools and secondary academies, universities and leisure centres, to town centre public realm regeneration, business parks and energy for waste plants.

Sarah Butterfield

Sarah Butterfield

Director - Planning
Planning
Birmingham

I am passionate about planning because of its ability of planning to have wide-ranging impacts, not just visually within the built environment, but also the social impacts that you may not see. It is a profession which can pull together a number of wide-ranging, and often competing interests to unlock the potential of places and spaces.

Annabel Roberts

Annabel Roberts

Associate Environmental Planner
Planning
Cirencester

It’s satisfying working in the environment sector assisting development to take place more sustainably no matter how small the changes might be, the best part of my role is working on renewable energy schemes such as wind and solar projects knowing I’m helping to make a direct difference to improve the environment and tackle the current climate crisis.

Ben Andrews

Ben Andrews

Associate Urban Designer
Planning
Solent

I’m passionate about urban design because the built environment has a huge impact on the way we live our lives.

Elizabeth Pratt

Elizabeth Pratt

Associate Heritage Consultant
Planning
Cirencester

I enjoy coordinating staged assessments for very large schemes as these often yield valuable new data on whole archaeological landscapes, and may require the design of innovative mitigation strategies to allow for development while preserving sensitive archaeological remains in situ.

Fergus Sykes

Fergus Sykes

Director- Planner
Planning
Bristol

I enjoy the variety of work and projects that I work on, on a daily basis and the challenges involved with negotiating and delivering complex planning permissions on behalf of my clients.

Hannah Armstrong

Hannah Armstrong

Director- Heritage
Planning
Bristol

I am passionate about working in the historic environment sector as I enjoy the challenges of adapting historic places for future uses in suitable and pragmatic ways. We are lucky enough to work on projects involving a variety of buildings and spaces, and there is always something new to learn and exciting to get involved in.

James Holt

James Holt

Associate Acquisition Surveyor
Planning
Bristol

The reason I chose surveying as a career many years ago was to be involved in the built environment especially working on large infrastructure projects, where there are many exciting and sometimes complex challenges to resolve.

Kelly Lynch-Beddows

Kelly Lynch-Beddows

Associate Urban Designer
Planning
Bristol

I’ve always been passionate about Urban Design and the built environment primarily due to architectural phenomenology. If you can improve the human experience through good design or simply by creating a safe space for someone, then I’m happy to say I’ve made my mark.

Laura Day

Laura Day

Associate Economic Analyst
Planning
Manchester

I take pride in contributing to obtaining planning approvals and ensuring a commercial perspective throughout a project. Economic and social factors of development are continually growing in importance. I am passionate about drawing out all relevant benefits brought forward by a proposal, as well as identification of all potential socio-economic impacts and appropriate considerations regarding mitigation options for client consideration.

Rachel Bethell

Rachel Bethell

Director
Planning
Lichfield

I am passionate about the challenges a new project brings. There is always something new to learn. Every days a school day!

Tim Corcoran

Tim Corcoran

Associate Urban Designer
Planning
Solent

I’m passionate about urban design because I love working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to help to create and shape real places where real people live. There is nothing more exciting than walking around a scheme you have worked on, once it has come out of the ground and seeing the real life positive impacts on those who call it home.

Tony Benton

Tony Benton

Associate
Planning
Lichfield

I am committed to engaging and collaborating with the wider project team to design and deliver contextual and attractive developments.

Caroline Roe

Caroline Roe

Associate Landscape Architect
Planning
Cirencester

I am passionate about landscape architecture because I enjoy helping to deliver projects which respect their landscape setting and have a positive impact on the natural environment; each site has its challenges and every site is different.

David Richards

David Richards

Principal Architectural Technologist
Planning
Armstrong Burton Group

My enthusiasm for Architecture is the problem solving of different design & working detail issues. This then gives me a sense of making a difference to our environment

Elisa Silva

Elisa Silva

Principal Urban Designer
Planning
Cambridge

I’m passionate about Urban Design for giving me the opportunity to create spaces for people, to build a more inclusive, sustainable, friendly & resilient environment.

Emma Davies-Emms

Emma Davies-Emms

Principal Residential Layout Designer
Planning
Cirencester

I am passionate about creating places where people want to live, that create experiences and memories both for the user and visitor.

Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald

Associate Architectural Technologist
Planning
Lichfield

I’m passionate about designing homes for living that adapt and evolve with the home owner, whilst reducing environmental impact.

Graeme Saxton

Graeme Saxton

Principal Urban Designer
Planning
East Midlands

I’m passionate about urban design. I’m fortunate as my role enables me to help shape and improve our urban environment.

Isaac Butler-Davies

Isaac Butler-Davies

Principal Landscape Architect
Planning
Cirencester

For me, open spaces are all about the experiences, feelings and perceptions they provoke – openness, escape, surprise, relaxation, connection with nature. The challenge of being able to shape this user experience – alongside other landscape uses, benefits and constraints – is what keeps me passionate and motivated.

Kyle Underwood

Kyle Underwood

Associate Architectural Designer
Planning
Bristol

The industry is constantly changing and evolving, and provides me with the opportunity to have a lasting impact – helping to create places that can be enjoyed long after I’m gone.

Sophie Entwisle

Sophie Entwisle

Principal Landscape Architect
Planning
Lichfield

I love using and developing the knowledge I have gained in landscape architecture to find new and innovative ways to solve the increasing challenges we face in the world today, with the hope that I will leave a positive and lasting difference.

Adam Jones

Adam Jones

Principle Planner
Planning
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