New Role for Paul Osborne

LHC’s Urban Design Director, Paul Osborne is taking up a new public sector role and will be transitioning away from the business over the next 12 months.


He will split his time 50-50 between LHC and his new employer, East Devon District Council, to ensure a smooth handover of his responsibilities.

The Board of Directors, while sorry to see Paul go, are confident that the work undertaken in recent years to build a strong and resilient team means LHC will continue to maintain its outstanding reputation in the landscape design and urban planning sector.

As Green Infrastructure Manager, the new role will see Paul leading the delivery of the Clyst Valley Regional Park, from 1 September 2023, but he will continue to serve LHC and his clients for the year ahead, maintaining the company’s profile and helping to bring in new projects.


Fellow director Graham Devine thanked Paul for his contribution to the business and his work in building a team to ensure LHC continues to deliver excellence for clients.

He said:

“Paul has been a great asset to LHC over the past decade and he leaves with the thanks and good wishes of all the LHC team.

Over the coming months, we will be reviewing how the Urban Design Team will be managed to ensure support for the team, maintain our excellent service to clients, and continue to improve our collaborative approach to working across the studio.”

Graham Devine

Paul said he was leaving with absolute confidence that the strong team he has helped to build would ensure a smooth transition. He praised colleagues and clients for working with him in a positive and creative way.

He said his new role with East Devon District Council would enable him to work on important environmental initiatives. He said

“As someone who is passionate about tackling the climate and biodiversity emergencies, this offers me the perfect opportunity to contribute positively to carbon reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, nature recovery, and health and wellbeing – and all on my local patch”

Paul Osborne