Kate Ahern

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Director of Landscape Planning


+44 (0)20 7383 8445

Kate leads our London and Bristol landscape planning teams. She provides landscape and visual impact advice to statutory agencies including Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, and voluntary bodies including the National Trust and CPRE.

Kate worked with Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage and Countryside Council for Wales to produce an update to the Landscape Character Assessment Guidance, and prepared guidelines on implementing the European Landscape Convention for Natural England.

She worked with the National Trust and Buckinghamshire Council in relation to the High Speed Two (HS2) rail proposals, working with HS2 Ltd to develop appropriate mitigation.

She was on the Advisory Group for An Approach to Seascape Character Assessment and leads our work in this area as well as our work for Natural England, advising on landscape and visual impact of major infrastructure projects and leading the statutory agencies’ response on landscape and visual effects.

Outside work: Kate can be found in, on or beside the sea.

  • Landscape and visual expert witness
  • Landscape/ seascape and visual impact assessment
  • Landscape/ seascape/ townscape character assessment
  • Landscape planning advice and training
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Management and maintenance plans
  • Design guidance
  • Chartered Member of Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • BSc (Hons), Geography, University of Exeter
  • MSc, Landscape Ecology, Design and Management, Wye College, University of London