Our approach and team

Whilst we compete with large national practices what sets us apart is that our principal, Simon White, is fully involved in every single project - leading or undertaking the majority of the assessment or reporting. We do not use relatively inexperienced staff at or below 'senior' landscape architect level. This keeps our quality of output very high but our effectiveness, structure and relatively low overheads allow us to offer competitive fees.  


The team consists of highly skilled and experienced specialists using the latest tools and techniques:


Simon White DipLA DipUD (Dist) MA CMLI

Simon White is the managing director of the consultancy and has over 30 years experience throughout the UK. He is dually qualified in landscape architecture and urban design. He has run the practice since 1996. Whilst specialising in landscape and seascape planning and expert witness he leads and fully contributes to all projects.

Felicity White

Felicity White is a director in the consultancy. She is responsible for administration and financial matters.

The directors are supported by a core of experienced associate consultants including:

Simon Michaels DipLA DipUD MA

Landscape architect and urban designer with 22 years experience and additional expertise in consultation, facilitation and local food.

Pat Shears BA (Hons) DipLA CMLI

Landscape architect with 21 years experience in landscape planning, specialising in landscape sensitivity.

Trevor McDonald BSc C Eng

Photomontage, wireline and ZTV specialist with 25 years experience. Trevor has produced photomontages of a large range of developments from windfarms to lifeboat stations.

Harry Bell BA (Hons)

GIS specialist with 25 years experience in data capture, interpretation and management, and map production. Harry is experienced in working in protected landscapes as well as for local authorities.


We collaborate with several professionals and organisations who are among the best in their field to undertake more complex multi-disciplinary studies.


A key collaborator is Steven Warnock who specialises in the analysis of English landscapes using the national landscape typology/Landscape Description Unit (LDU) approach.


We work with Cardiff University School of Earth and Ocean Sciences for some of our marine/seascape and LANDMAP related assessments.


Northumbria University collaborate with us on complex GIS intervisibility and strategic multi-criteria analysis projects.


Software Capabilities

White Consultants' GIS capability includes the use of MapInfo and ArcGIS compatible programmes. Photomontaging and ZTVs use Autodesk Max, Autodesk Map, Key Terra Firma and Photoshop. For design work we primarily use Vectorworks with full compatibility with Autocad products.

Limited company details

White Consultants is the trading name of White Consultants: Environment Ltd.

                                         Simon White