Rosie James

Professional Landscape Architect

Rosie is a Chartered Landscape Architect and has experience of working within multidisciplinary project teams across the various stages of the planning and development process.

01225 876990
rosie.james@npaconsult.co.uk
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Rosie has project experience within the residential, transport, energy, heritage and healthcare sectors. In addition to involvement with various housing and mixed-used developments, she has worked on schemes for flood alleviation, historic parkland restoration and landscape recovery following mineral extraction.

Expertise

Rosie takes a landscape-led approach at the strategic stages of a project to identify opportunities for green infrastructure enhancement within the site, which links to the wider surrounding network. She is particularly interested in how green-blue infrastructure can deliver aesthetic and ecology beneficial water management through Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), and the relationships between landscape and health.   

Project Experience

Rosie is involved in projects across the planning and development process from initial strategic stages, through planning and assessment, to detailed design, construction and management. 

She has conducted landscape assessments proportional to the stage of the project and the sensitivity of the site. This includes initial landscape and visual studies, input into a green belt review to compare sites from a landscape perspective, and production of landscape and visual appraisals (LVAs) to inform site design and support planning applications. Rosie has undertaken Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) for sites with sensitive contexts, and as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process. She has also undertaken Townscape and Visual Impact Assessments (TVIA) for sites within an urban context, including proposed mixed-used developments with tall building elements within Bristol.

Rosie has been involved with a number of projects concerning the past, present and future of designated and historic parklands. This has included supporting the team to develop restoration proposals for the cascade and pond dams at Prior Park, Bath, which balanced the need to improve future resilience of the landscape with the conservation of historic views. Rosie has also conducted a strategic review of the various future management options for a historic parkland, seeking to restore the landscape and create public access. This process has involved careful consideration of the likely future context of the estate, in addition to its past and existing uses, and presentation at a stakeholder workshop to discuss the opportunities and constraints for parkland management.    

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), MA
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Career History

  • Rosie previously worked at Peter Brett Associates, where she assisted the landscape team with landscape planning projects and worked closely with civil engineers to detail landscape proposals for a reserved matters application.

Contact me

01225 876990
rosie.james@npaconsult.co.uk
linkedin.com 

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