Alison has extensive experience of working on infrastructure projects, particularly within the oil and gas, waste and transport sectors.
She has worked on projects at the Wytch Farm Oilfield, the largest onshore oilfield in western Europe, for over a decade. This has included pipeline and cable projects and a new power generation plant. Experience includes coordination of the complex Environmental Statement to accompany 39 planning applications to extend the operational life of the Wytch Farm, Wareham and Kimmeridge Oilfields through to 2037.
Alison has worked with clients from both public and private sectors. This has included South West Water, the Environment Agency, English Heritage, HS2, local authorities and private companies. Work for local authorities has included review of Environmental Statements and delivering EIA training courses.
She worked closely with South West Water on waste water treatment schemes within Cornwall, many of which located in sensitive locations within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and popular tourist destinations. The schemes were part of the ‘Clean Sweep’ programme, a £1.5 billion project to transform the region’s bathing waters and sewerage network. It was the largest environmental programme of its kind in Europe. A key role was as the technical lead for the preparation of planning applications, Environmental Statements/Environmental Reports and public consultation events for schemes.
Alison contributed to the popular ‘EIA Handbook’ (Carroll and Turpin, 2002) and its second edition (2009), published by Thomas Telford Ltd. She has also written articles for publications such as the RTPI’s The Planner, RICS Land Journal and IEMA Transform.