Turley bolsters landscape and visual assessment services

By James Buckley - Wednesday, September 06, 2017 10:26

Turley has strengthened its landscape and visual assessment services with the appointment of director Joanna Ede as head of landscape and visual assessment.

Ede joins Turley from The Landscape Partnership where she had worked for 22 years, most recently as technical director.

A chartered member of the Landscape Institute, Ede brings with her 25 years’ professional experience as a landscape planner and landscape architect. Her primary skills lie in the feasibility and development planning stage including in landscape/townscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA/TVIA) and acting as a landscape expert witness. In recent years her focus has been landscape planning projects including landscape appraisals, Green Belt appraisals, LVIAs, TVIAs, and providing landscape evidence for planning appeals.

Ede said: “As a specialist in landscape planning and assessment I was attracted by Turley’s strong reputation as a planning practice. The practice is known for its intelligent and rigorous approach to development planning and I was attracted by the opportunity to join the team and grow and develop the visual and landscape assessment services.

“I was also attracted by the general philosophy and employee ownership of the business which creates a strong and positive work environment.”

Senior director and head of heritage Roger Mascall said: “Joanna is a highly respected professional and her arrival allows us to broaden our flourishing Visual Impact Assessment service and take it to the next level as an important part of our ‘total planning’ service.”

Ede is based in Turley’s London office but leads the company’s Landscape and Visual Assessment services through all its offices including acting as an expert witness at planning appeals.

jbuckley@costar.co.uk

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