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Head of planning appointed at LDA Design

Written by: Laura Edgar
Published on: 1 May 2020

Martin Herbert [square]Martin Herbert has joined LDA Design as the head of planning. 

Herbert is expected to continue to grow the practice’s planning offer in masterplanning, major mixed-use development and regeneration, infrastructure and energy.

Martin has 40 years of experience as a chartered town planner. His career started with 10 years in local government before moving to the private sector. He has experience in growing planning teams and at integrating masterplanning, landscape design, environmental assessment and transport with planning consultancy.

Herbert was previously planning director in London with WYG where his focus was on promoting land for development through the local plan process. He was strategic lead for the West of Braintree Garden Community. 

He  said: “LDA Design has a strong planning team who are bringing forward great sites such as Coypool in Plymouth with Homes England. I believe there are huge opportunities ahead for integrated planning, masterplanning and environmental services, because of the growing emphasis from government and demand from the public for the creation of well-designed high quality and healthy places to live and work.”

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