Laurence Associates: planning, architecture, landscape

Ivor Matthew - Chartered Landscape Architect at Laurence Associates

Ivor Matthew

Principal Landscape Architect

Ivor has been a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute since 1993.  Ivor previously worked for Cornwall Council for eight years and gained experience in a wide range of landscape projects ranging from land reclamation, design and implementation of public realm and highways works and project management of multi-agency funded partnership projects.  He has experience and expertise in detailed hard and soft landscape design and play areas.

Ivor is involved in all stages of masterplanning, from site analysis and initial site layout through to the design and detailed design, particularly for housing developments, commercial and leisure development and often challenging sites for bespoke single dwellings.

Ivor has considerable experience in the preparation of Landscape & Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) and Landscape Management Plans for a wide range of developments but particularly large-scale renewable energy projects, but can also tailor the scale of reports to match that of the development, producing Landscape and Visual appraisals for smaller or simpler projects in less sensitive areas.  Ivor has also produced landscape and visual chapters for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on larger, more complex projects.

Ivor has been an expert witness for a number of successful appeals for both residential and renewable energy schemes across England and Wales.