Paul is a chartered landscape architect with 15 years’ experience in a range of landscape planning and assessment projects. He has extensive knowledge of landscape character assessment, carrying out landscape and seascape character assessments at a range of scales and for a variety of purposes, and is interested in applying these assessments to strategic landscape planning frameworks.
He has been closely involved in preparing strategic studies in landscapes as diverse as Shetland and South Tyneside, covering issues including green belt, landscape protection, and landscape sensitivity and capacity. His work on planning positively for housing has included a garden village in Carlisle and settlement expansion in the Lake District National Park. Paul has also devised approaches to considering cumulative effects at a strategic scale, and has led LUC’s work on seascape characterisation in Scotland.
His work has included a wide range of landscape and visual impact assessments for major infrastructure projects and renewable energy developments, including offshore proposals. He has also undertaken extensive routeing and assessment work for overhead power lines and for underground pipelines.