Landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape and visual impact assessment, and garden design based in Cornwall.
Richard Sneesby Landscape Architects was established in 1991. During the past 25 years we have undertaken a very wide range of projects, both commercial and private. We have designed large scale land reclamation projects, country parks, commercial developments, school grounds, play areas, historic landscapes and private gardens. Our consultancy work has involved strategic planning of historic estates, holiday parks, strategic master planning and development, and the creation of ecological nature reserves. Our work for developers in the south-west covers feasibility studies, pre-application planning, planning applications and discharge of conditions. We have completed over 30 LVIAs for tourist sites, rural developments, housing and green energy projects, many of which have been done in Cornwall.
Richard is in a unique position in the south-west. He teaches degree-level landscape design part-time at The Eden Project, is a show garden judge for the RHS at Chelsea Flower Show and other RHS shows, and is head of the national judging team for the Society of Garden Designers. He has worked alongside many of the best known names in landscape and garden design in the UK and is regularly asked to give lectures and chair national conferences on important new areas of research and practice.
The practice now specialises in landscape planning and, as a design studio, bridging the gap between commercial landscapes and gardens, especially in rural and coastal areas. Each project is approached individually and we strive to give each place its own unique identity.
Richard Sneesby BSc MA CMLI Chartered Landscape Architect is the principal of the practice and manages both landscape architecture and garden design projects. For landscape architecture his specialisms are environmental impact assessment (LVIA), rural landscape planning, detaied landscape design, holiday parks, design for tourism, landscape masterplanning. The practice also undertakes specilist garden design commissions, often designing bespoke details.
Henrietta Abel BA DipLA is a landscape assistant and specialist horticulturalist. She works with clients and nurseries to ensure that we reate beautiful planting designs which are carefully created on an individual basis to suit the needs of the client, the design brief, the site and on-going maintenance. Henry also has specialism in landscape impact assessments, and strategic landscape planning.
Sub-consultants. In order for us to manage and deliver more complex landscape architecture projects we often collaborate with local professionals and have built-up a strong working relationship with ecologists, planners, arboriculturalists and a number of local landscape technicians.