Planning consultancy Turley has strengthened its landscape and visual assessment services with the appointment of new director Joanna Ede.
Ede becomes head of landscape and visual assessment.
She has joined Turley from the Landscape Partnership, where she worked for 22 years, and most recently as a technical director.
Ede brings with her 25 years of professional experience as a landscape planner and landscape architect. Her primary skills lie in the feasibility and development planning in landscape/townscape and visual impact assessment (LVIA/TVIA). 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.
In London, she has worked on the Neptune Wharf development on Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, the Northern Olympic Fringe Masterplan, and Enderby Wharf in Greenwich.
Ede said: “As a specialist in landscape planning and assessment I was attracted by Turley’s strong reputation as a planning practice. I was also attracted by the general philosophy and employee ownership of the business which creates a strong and positive work environment.”
Ede is based in Turley’s London office but leads the company’s landscape and visual assessment services through all its offices, and she also acts as a expert witness at planning appeals.