Amanda Urmson is a Landscape Architect with over 18 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. She is experienced in multi-disciplinary team work on major developments, and in partnering contracts and frameworks. Fluent in end-to-end working on various types of project, including urban spaces; infrastructure and highways schemes; schools; public open spaces, and reclamation schemes, Amanda has built strong project management skills, and a good breadth of knowledge across environmental sectors, structure planning and development control.
As Principal Project Development Officer at Nottinghamshire County Council, she has played a key role in some exciting projects, which range from master planning the Sherwood Forest visitor centre to colliery reclamation schemes, and hard/soft urban landscape design to visual impact assessments for complex, multi-designated sites.
Amanda has also acted as Clerk to the Governors at several local schools, ensuring the smooth administration of the governors, and reviewing procedures and legal position. Her ability to confidently analyse and advise on process means that she is extremely good at reducing risk for her clients, and at delivering successful schemes.
Her appointment comes at a time when we are likely to see rapid change and development within planning policy, urban expansion targets and the way that we interact with outdoor landscapes. Designers and developers will need to have a very clear understanding of this, and will need to ensure that every stage of the planning process has been completed to a high standard in order to make progress. This includes critical impact assessments of design proposals, and intuitive landscape design of our future green spaces.
Amanda will join her colleagues at Land & Heritage in January 2019, where she will play a fundamental role in further developing our landscape consultancy services. She will support Director Matt Jackson in heritage landscape conservation, and landscape design, and will lead on landscape planning and visual impact assessments. ‘’I’m really looking forward to getting started, and bringing a new set of skills to the team and our established clients, as well as growing the portfolio for the company’’. So if you would like to get in touch, you can do so directly via firstname.lastname@example.org