Steven is an experienced environmental planner and heritage specialist with over 10 years in practice. His work spans strategic planning, policy and guidance development, and research into historic environment and heritage management, green infrastructure, valued landscapes, housing and ecosystems approaches.
Since joining LUC in 2007, Steven has contributed to and led projects spanning the public, private and third sectors. Recently, he has managed much of our award-winning strategic planning for woodland expansion in Scotland, developing a bespoke approach to GIS analysis of environmental capacity, linking to an innovative scenario-based approach to strategic environmental assessment.
His heritage work includes archaeological contributions to conservation management plans, character assessment, research and policy/guidance development and peer review of environmental statements. He has a particular interest in World Heritage issues, and is experienced in both developing policy approaches to their conservation and understanding the likely impacts of development on their outstanding universal value.
Outside work: Steven is a keen kayaker and hillwalker, and an enthusiastic, if not always successful, cook.
- Planning policy development and review
- Planning and environmental research
- Policy and programme evaluation
- Heritage management
- Open space and green infrastructure planning
- Forestry and woodland planning
- Town planning and site assessment
- Strategic environmental assessment
- Habitats regulations appraisal
- GIS and data analysis
- Community and stakeholder engagement
- Licentiate Member, Royal Town Planning Institute
- Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
- MSc Urban and Regional Planning
- MA(hons) Archaeology