Landscape

Jeremy Smith, Director, CMLI

Jeremy has 25 years of experience in Landscape Architecture, specialising in landscape and visual assessment for large scale development. Jeremy has acted as an expert witness on landscape and visual matters at over 30 inquiries and hearings. He has often been asked to address the effects of large scale developments, particularly those in sensitive locations such as local landscape designations, Green Belt, National Parks and AONBs.

Examples have included: appearing as an expert witness, on behalf of Barratt David Wilson Homes, at Appeal for a 396 home development on a green field site to the south of Morpeth, Northumberland; appearing at Appeal for an Energy from Waste plant located close to a Cotswold AONB for Urbaser Balfour Beatty and appearing as an expert witness on landscape and visual matters at s78 Appeal, for Biffa Waste Services, for the development of a 300,000 tonnes per annum Energy from Waste facility on the edge of the Charnwood Forest Area of Particularly Attractive Countryside, near Loughborough.

To contact Jeremy please email him Jeremy Smith

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Jane Jarvis, Principal, BSc(Hons) DipLD MA CMLI

Jane has over 25 years professional experience as a CMLI, working for both private and public sector clients.

She has acted as expert landscape witness for both large mixed use and bespoke residential schemes within the south and west of England, including both the Monkton Heathfield, Taunton Appeal in 2008 and Peasedown St John near Bath Appeal in 2014, which were both upheld. Also, she has supported and acted as expert witness for Bedfordshire Borough, Milton Keynes and Wellingborough Councils on two conjoined windfarm planning inquiries.

To contact Jane please email her Jane Jarvis

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Mark Jones, Principal, CMLI

Mark successfully appeared as an expert witness for the now operational Ardley Energy from Waste in Oxfordshire, where landscape and visual impact and heritage issues were critical.

Mark helped prepare a joint landscape and heritage rebuttal with Tim Malim (SLR Heritage). Mark has also appeared as an expert witness for Materials Recycling Facilities (WRG and Pembrokeshire County Council) and mineral application (Tarmac).

To contact Mark please email him Mark Jones

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