Promotion to Associate for urban designer Amy Sanders

LHC Design is pleased to announce that urban designer, Amy Sanders has been promoted to an Associate. Amy is the most senior of a number of promotions within our multi-disciplinary design business.

Amy came to LHC for work experience, and then joined the company permanently in 2014 after completing her Masters degree. Since then Amy has developed an extensive range of experience on projects including Oceansgate, Plymouth and the redevelopment of the University of South Wales Campus, Caerleon, and has gained particular expertise in Residential Masterplanning, and the preparation of Design Guides and Design Codes. Recent projects include a district-wide Small Scale Employment LDO Design Guide for Somerset West & Taunton Council, input into the new Treveth Housing Pattern Book and several site specific Residential Design Codes.

A fruitful relationship with Stantec on projects for Homes England has seen a number of Amy’s recent redevelopment masterplans gain outline consent; including proposals for new homes and employment at Colyton, Portland, Kingsdown near Bridgwater, and Dolcoath in Cornwall.

Mary Crew, Associate with Stantec said:

“It is always a pleasure to work with Amy.  I am always hugely impressed by the quality of her work and her ability to understand the priorities of the specific project as well as her dedication and focus on meeting and indeed exceeding the expectations of the client.”


Amy is currently leading on the design of a large scale, sustainable residential masterplan for a new settlement in Gloucestershire and has an excellent track record in designing innovative and deliverable schemes for developers including Taylor Wimpey, Cavanna Homes, Kier Living and Vistry Partnerships.

Michael Newman, Head of Design for Cavanna Homes:

“The success of our Cavanna Homes’ Greenspire scheme on the edge of Exeter is very much down to the placemaking skills that Amy introduced – the inclusion of the tree lined avenue framed by the lodge houses on the entrance, running into the crescent with a semi-circular green space, provides the project with all the hallmarks of a lovely place to live.

“Amy also helped with the evolution of a project in north Devon, known as The Grove, which went from masterplanning all the way to a detailed planning permission. Throughout this project Amy’s enthusiasm, calmness and good humour were massively appreciated.”



Director of Land and Planning at Taylor Wimpey, Richard Harrison, said:

“We are delighted to hear of this excellent and thoroughly deserved news. Amy has worked on several projects for Taylor Wimpey in Devon and Somerset. She is a key part of our project teams, closely working with our other design specialists. Her creativity and focus on place is tremendous, allowing us to create some wonderful future places to live.”


LHC Urban Design & Landsape Director, Paul Osborne, commented:

“We are firm believers in recognising excellence and promoting talented people from within. Amy is an integral member of our team and her well deserved promotion is testament to her positive energy, hard work and urban design skills.

“We particularly value Amy’s expertise in the organisation and management of public engagement processes, and her appointment to this senior role will strengthen the leadership of the Urban Design team and put us in a strong position to take advantage of new opportunities.”

Congratulations Amy!