Steven Orr

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Associate Planner

+44 (0)131 243 9122

Steven is an experienced environmental planner and historic environment specialist with over 10 years in practice. His work spans strategic planning, policy and guidance development, plan, programme and governance evaluation, and research. Steven leads LUC’s historic environment team.

Since joining LUC in 2007, Steven has contributed to and led projects spanning the public, private and third sectors. Recently, he has managed high profile planning and historic environment research projects, contributing to the review of the Scottish planning system and helping to inform Historic England’s response to the London Plan review.

His historic environment work includes heritage management and impact assessment, 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 and practical 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. He has two small children, so he is also an expert in dinosaurs, Pokémon and the collected works of Julia Donaldson.

  • 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