A landscape design and planning consultancy with extensive experience and a proven track record of delivering high quality projects at all scales, from initial concept through to implementation, on time and within budget, with professional service and personal attention.
LHLA is based in Kent, working mainly in London and the South-east but is always willing to travel further afield. Particular interests are exceptional private houses such as Paragraph 79 applications, landscape-led residential development, sensitive rural development within the AONB such as new or replacement dwellings, farm diversification and infrastructure facilities, and working with local communities and schools.
The practice has built up a network of associated specialists such as ecologists, arboriculturalists, artists, craftsmen, contractors, photomontage and CAD technicians to provide additional complimentary skills as required.
LHLA has professional indemnity insurance cover of £1 million and adheres to the Code of Conduct of the Landscape Institute, the Royal Chartered body for UK landscape professionals.
Louise set up LHLA in 2001, to represent Medway Council at a public inquiry; subsequent appointments have included a wide range of projects including schools, playgrounds and private gardens through to public realm, public parks, residential projects, rural development, landscape and visual impact assessment.
Clients include local authorities, housing associations, architects, planners, land-owners, small developers and private individuals.
Louise studied landscape architecture in Edinburgh and worked there for three years with architects Michael Laird and Partners, before moving to South-east Asia. She spent fifteen years in Hong Kong and Singapore, working mainly in the private sector on large scale infrastructure and development projects, with a two year secondment to the Hong Kong Government’s Strategic Planning Unit.
In 1998 she returned to the United Kingdom where she joined Medway Council; she lead an in-house landscape and townscape character assessment, represented the Council at 2 public inquiries, designed a new country park and implemented several new playgrounds and school grounds. She later provided external landscape advice on an ad hoc basis. In 2017 Medway Council asked LHLA to provide regular landscape advice on major planning applications.
Louise is a Chartered Landscape Architect with over 30 years of experience; she has been a judge for the Kent Design Awards, and is a Trustee for the Penshurst Almshouses.