Sam Oxley

Sam Oxley 2017-11-14T21:05:38+00:00
Sam Oxley

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Head of Landscape Planning & Management

+44 (0)131 202 1616

Sam is head of landscape planning and management in LUC and has considerable experience as an expert witness and in the fields of landscape/ seascape/ townscape and visual assessment; landscape design; landscape planning and feasibility; landscape management and construction; as well as wider environmental and project management.

She has carried out a large number of landscape and visual assessments for Environmental Impact Assessments, including for renewable energy, major infrastructure and transportation, mineral extraction, water resources, schools and utilities projects. She also leads landscape character assessments and strategic landscape sensitivity and capacity studies.

Sam provides landscape advice for projects from inception through to completion, including preparing concept and detailed landscape designs and design guides for planning applications. She produces landscape management plans, environmental management plans, and environmental inputs for method statements. She has been involved in the implementation of major infrastructure projects on site, including as employer’s representative and in auditing for environmental compliance with BSEN ISO 14001.

She acts as expert witness at examination, hearings and public inquiries, and has prepared precognitions and proofs of evidence, and as well as written and graphical productions for numerous public inquiries in the UK and Ireland.

Outside work: Sam spends a lot of time in her allotment, as well as adventuring in mountains, rocks, rivers and seas, both close to home or in exotic lands.

  • Landscape and visual expert witness
  • Landscape/seascape and visual impact assessment
  • Landscape/ seascape/ townscape character assessment
  • Feasibility and scoping
  • Landscape planning advice
  • Landscape design, implementation and inspection
  • Management and maintenance plans
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • BSc (Hons), Geography, University of Durham
  • MA, Landscape Design, University of Sheffield

About LUC
is a private limited company registered in England (Reg No. 2549296), having its Registered Office at
43 Chalton Street,
London NW1 1JD.

12th Floor, Colston Tower,
Colston Street. Bristol

+44 (0)117 929 1997


43 Chalton Street,

+44 (0)20 7383 5784

28 Stafford Street,

+44 (0)131 202 1616


2 Mount Street
M2 5WQ

+44 (0)161 3026640

37 Otago Street,
G12 8JJ

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Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
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