Lloyd Bore

  • Samuel Durham
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    Samuel DurhamHEAD OF ECOLOGY

    Samuel Durham


    Samuel is the Head of Ecology at Lloyd Bore.

    He manages the ecology team and is ultimately responsible for the quality of our ecology work - from enquiry, through planning, licensing, implementation, project 'sign off' and post-development management and monitoring.

    He is the department technical lead for Ecological Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment and habitat design, creation and restoration.

    Samuel advises clients, planners and project managers on ecology-related matters on a daily basis and his advice is held in high regard by our client base.

    Samuel has been the project ecologist for some of the largest development schemes in the UK, has represented projects at public exhibition, has been an ecology adviser to a city council and has proven experience of identifying and engaging key environmental stakeholders on behalf of projects.

    Samuel is an avid all-round naturalist. He is currently registered to use Natural England class survey licences for bats (level 2), great created newt (level 2), hazel dormouse (level 1) and barn owl, as well as the Natural England water vole displacement class licence.

    If you would like advice in relation to your project, please do not hesitate to contact Samuel via email or telephone.

    If you would like to join our growing Ecology Team, please send Samuel a C.V and a written example of your work via email.

  • Julian Bore
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    Julian Bore


    Julian's interest in Landscape Architecture developed whilst studying Town Planning as an undergraduate. His early career saw him working with public sector organisations in Manchester and Tyneside, later joining a Kent-based firm of architects, and heading up a landscape design team, before establishing Lloyd Bore in 1996.

    As the Practice developed Julian diversified the business model to incorporate the disciplines of ecology and arboriculture, to work in parallel with the landscape team. This proved highly successful.

    Julian is a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute, and has extensive landscape experience across all key planning and development sectors. He also has a successful track record in landscape conservation work, and was instrumental in leading the award winning landscape conservation and management project at Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, an internationally significant Capability Brown landscape.

    In addition to his professional and managerial responsibilities, Julian delivers lectures and tutorials to architecture students at the University of Kent, and the University of Creative Arts.

  • Paul Whatley
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    Paul Whatley


    Associate Director and Landscape Architect, Paul has been a member of the Lloyd Bore team since 2003 and became a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute in 2009.

    Paul has a breadth of experience, offering a range of specialisms from Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) and landscape masterplanning, through to detailed design and construction phase management.

  • Andrew Cox
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    Andrew Cox


    Andrew is Head of Landscape at Lloyd Bore and is responsible for individual project management from inception through to delivery. He is also an active technical advisor within the company, drawing on a wealth of experience in the profession to provide advice on hard and soft landscape detailing and specifications, and monitoring our BIM compliance status.

    Andrew specialises in Landscape/Townscape Visual Impact Assessments, undertaken to inform complex or sensitive planning applications, or forming part of a more involved Environmental Statement.

    Performing a key role at Lloyd Bore as Quality Assurance Manager, Andrew is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring our QA system, and maintaining our accreditation status.

  • Denise Bond
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    Denise Bond


    Denise is most likely to be your first point of contact at Lloyd Bore when you phone or email us. Her role is to keep us organised, efficient and responsive to client requests and communications.

    Denise gained many years experience as Practice Manager in conservation, architecture and town planning practices, before joining Lloyd Bore in 2003. As a result she has an excellent understanding of the planning and development structures and processes within which we operate, and how we our can best fulfil our clients' requirements.

  • Stuart Hubert
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    Stuart Hubert


    A Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute for 16 years, Stuart has particular expertise in strategic landscape assessment work to inform planning applications for large developments.

    He has an extensive track record in the design and implementation of landscape projects including country parks, urban spaces, recreation and sports facilities, involving community engagement exercises and public exhibitions.

    Stuart has also designed specialist bespoke landscape schemes in association with planning applications for substantial new individual properties in the countryside, working closely with the client and project design team.

  • Christopher Beech
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    Christopher BeechCAD/IT MANAGER

    Christopher Beech


    Chris joined the Lloyd Bore team in 2007. He manages the technical team providing support to all departments, using a wide range of software packages which underpin our ecology, arboriculture and landscape design work. He also provides full IT support for the business.

    He contributes to landscape assessment work, taking high quality photography, observing the strict specifications required by the Landscape Institute. Chris will also set up verified Computer Generated Images (CGIs) to aid the assessment process.

    Chris provides further support to the team with his specialist GIS expertise and skills in mapping data and analysis.

  • Pamela Beckett
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    Pamela Beckett


    Pam organises our finances. She gained many years financial experience in the industrial sector, including construction, sales, import and distribution.

    Pam made the switch to the service sector, joining Lloyd Bore in 2014. She operates our dedicated accounts software system, and is responsible for all communication with clients in connection with accounts and invoices.

  • Ross Dryburgh
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    Ross Dryburgh


    Ross joined the Lloydbore team in May 2017 from his previous post as the Principal Arboricultural officer for a local authority.

    With 12 years of arboricultural experience, he can bring his technical and commercial knowledge to minimise costs and delays to planning and development work. He uses digital mapping software to aid in the production of Tree Constraints Plans, Arboricultural Impact Assessments, Tree Protection Plans and Arboricultural Method Statements to support planning applications.

    He has extensive expertise in connection with Tree Preservation Order procedures and legislation due to experience gained in his previous roles. He is familiar with local authority procedures and is able to bring this experience to the project team in all arboricultural related matters.

  • Lucy Lincoln
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    Lucy Lincoln


    Lucy is an experienced ecological consultant and the company’s technical lead for bat survey and mitigation work.

    Lucy is registered to use the Natural England Level 2 and Level 4 bat class survey licences, which allows her to utilise advanced survey methods for relevant development projects. Lucy regularly produces and submits bat mitigation licence applications to Natural England and has a strong track record in achieving licensing results and managing the implementation of mitigation licences.

    Whilst Lucy specialises in bat work, she also takes a lead role on all terrestrial ecology matters and is registered to use Natural England class survey licences for great crested newt and barn owl. She has substantial experience of complex development projects, and effectively managing these projects through the pre-planning, planning and implementation stages. Lucy produces ecology chapters to support Environmental Impact Assessments and works closely with long-term clients to minimise risks to their projects and promote biodiversity by design. She provides technical support to the wider ecology team and has significant experience in undertaking BREEAM ecology assessment work.

    Lucy is pragmatic, proactive and commercially aware when providing advice to clients about their projects.

  • Victoria Harrison
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    Victoria Harrison


    Victoria leads on a broad range of ecological survey work, specialises in reptile and amphibian ecology and is registered to use Natural England class survey licences for great crested newt and hazel dormouse. She has a First Class Honours degree in Wildlife Conservation and a Masters by Research in Biodiversity Management from the University of Kent.

    Victroria is rapidly accruing experience in ecological impact assessment and mitigation design. She produces Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Ecological Impact Assessment reports for development projects and has lead complex bat and hazel dormouse survey programmes. Victoria oversees the implementation of protected species mitigation strategies in the field, and has effectively lead the implementation of reptile mitigation strategies as well as great crested newt and hazel dormouse mitigation licences.

    Victoria's Masters thesis focussed on testing the effectiveness of current reptile survey methods and she has given talks on this subject to the British Herpetological Society and the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

  • Davey Monk
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    Davey Monk


    Davey is a key member of the technical department, delivering high quality visual material and accurate drawings to support the project work of the landscape, ecology and arboriculture teams.

    Davey is highly skilled in the use of CAD-based software, InDesign, Photoshop and SketchUp.

  • Emily Cummins
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    Emily Cummins


    Emily has worked on a broad range of ecological survey and mitigation projects - from single-house bat mitigation schemes to national infrastructure projects, and regularly leads survey programmes for bats, great crested newts, reptiles, badgers and a range of other protected species.

    Emily has lead large-scale reptile translocations, has substantial experience of badger, reptile and botanical survey and is registered to use the Natural England Level 1 great crested newt survey licence. She is actively training towards her Natural England dormouse survey licence and has previously worked for DEFRA. Emily produces Preliminary Ecological Appraisals and Ecological Impact Assessments for development projects and leads teams of seasonal survey assistants during our peak survey months.

    Emily has an Honours degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Plymouth and a Postgraduate Diploma in Ecology from the University of Aberdeen.

  • Tom Bore
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    Tom Bore


    Tom's background is in business and marketing, joining us in 2013 to reinforce our technical support facility.

    Tom uses CAD-based packages, InDesign and Photoshop, contributing to the output of the landscape, ecology and arboriculture teams, as well as assisting with our business marketing.

  • Dan Crawford
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    Dan Crawford


    Daniel joined the Lloyd Bore team in April 2017 from his previous position as Landscape Architect projects at The Royal Parks. He has an MA in Landscape Architecture with 5 years experience working in the public and private sectors and currently studying for his Chartership (CMLI) with the Landscape Institute.

    Dan has experience in working on the design and delivery of a number of TfL funded cycle infrastructure projects across London’s 8 Royal Parks. These include the East-West Cycle Superhighway, Cycle Superhighway 11, The Central London Grid and Quietway programmes.

    Dan works on the design and implementation of landscape projects as well as Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments to support major planning applications. He has a special interest in historic landscapes and conservation projects.

  • Richard Andrews
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    Richard Andrews


    Richard is an Associate of Lloyd Bore.

    He is a chartered professional with 25 years’ experience in ecology, biodiversity and environmental management in both the public and private sector. Richard has been Head of Ecology and Technical Director for several major environmental consultancies working throughout the UK. He also worked in wildlife conservation for many years as a Biodiversity Technical Specialist for the Environment Agency.

    Richard has a wide breadth of expertise in ecology, applying this knowledge to support the production of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA), Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA), mitigation strategies, species licence applications, biodiversity management plans and guidance documents. His skills cover the full lifecycle of project delivery from initial scoping surveys, through to detailed survey and mitigation planning to inform detailed design, consenting and implementation. Richard has acted as an expert ecology witness to several public inquires related to major infrastructure developments.

    He has good experience in screening, assessment and compensation for impacts to designated sites including SSSIs, SPAs, SACs and Ramsar sites. He also has expertise in protected species survey and mitigation and has held related licences for great crested newts, dormice, badgers, water voles and otters. Richard co-authored national guidance on water voles and has published guidance on badger survey.

  • Laragh Smyth
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    Laragh Smyth


    Laragh has a BSc in Wildlife Conservation and has worked on a range of conservation initiatives, including international project experience in the Seychelles, Honduras and Malta. She has been an Education Officer, a Forest Structure Surveyor and a Conservation Assistant. In her role at Lloyd Bore, Laragh assists with and leads ecological survey work for a range of species and species groups. She produces protected species survey reports, works on protected species mitigation schemes and is rapidly developing her bird survey and assessment skills.

  • Nina Rygh
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    Nina Rygh


    Nina has a MRes. in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation and a BSc. in Wildlife Conservation. She has worked in Honduras as an entomological surveyor and has been a science writer for an online conservation publication, generating news reports and scientific content. Nina has a broad range of ecological skills including report writing, data analysis, data management and mammal monitoring. In her role at Lloyd Bore, she assists with and leads survey work for a range of protected species, works on protected species mitigation schemes and produces protected species survey reports.

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