Neil Furber

Pleydell Smithyman Ltd

Planning Success for Rural Development: A landscape perspective

About Neil Furber

Neil Furber of Pleydell Smithyman Ltd is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 20 years consultancy experience across all the major development sectors, including agriculture, leisure, residential, energy and minerals. Neil works in multi-disciplinary teams and regularly acts as a landscape expert witness at Public Inquiries on behalf of both Developers and Local Planning Authorities.

Pleydell Smithyman Ltd are an established multi-disciplinary consultancy and provide a range of professional services including landscape design and assessment, ecology and protected species surveys, arboriculture, masterplanning, planning, interior design and architecture. We have a team of over 25 staff and enjoy a small team culture with the majority of our work being repeat business from long term clients.

Neil will explain the key landscape planning policies that influence development in the countryside. He will demonstrate how the design of development can be approached to minimise landscape and visual impacts and increase the likelihood of achieving a planning consent.

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