Our People

We’re a multidisciplinary team with expertise across the fields of planning, landscape design, traffic and transport planning, development and environmental consultancy. We have a passion for intelligent solutions and together, we’re creating a sustainable future – get to know us better here.

Alex Bannister

Alex Bannister

Senior Transport Planner

Services

Transport Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Alex has broad experience in delivering development schemes across a variety of sectors. She is well-versed in providing technical transport planning and highway design advice.
Alistair Hoyle

Alistair Hoyle

Associate Director

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A chartered Town Planner with more than 20 years’ experience, Alistair has extensive knowledge of major infrastructure planning and project manages strategically important EIA planning applications.
Alistair Yates

Alistair Yates

Associate Director

Services

Planning, Design

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Waste & Minerals

Alistair is a chartered Town Planner with more than 20 years’ experience in both public and private sectors. He has substantial experience of preparing planning applications including EIA development.
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Amelia Allen

Accounts Assistant

Services

Planning, Design, Transport Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Amelia is our Accounts Assistant with more than seven years’ experience in Finance, supporting the Finance Manager and carrying out day to day accountancy tasks.
Andrew Barton

Andrew Barton

Associate

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Chartered Planning Consultant with more than 15 years’ experience in both the public and private sector, Andrew coordinates planning applications including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for major development projects.
Andrew Russell

Andrew Russell

Director

Services

Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Andrew is an environmental and planning consultant specialising in the delivery of infrastructure projects. He has worked in this role for more than 20 years and has extensive experience of EIA, environmental appraisal and project management of planning applications.
Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Senior Consultant

Services

Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Andy has more than 19 years’ experience of landscape and visual assessment, landscape planning and management. His principal experience relates to the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) of major, multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.

Ben Hackeson

Planning Consultant

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Ben is a chartered town planner with more than three years’ experience working within the private sector on utilities and renewable energy projects. Ben prepares planning applications including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).
Bobby Clayton

Bobby Clayton

Associate

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure

A Chartered Environmental Planner with more than 15 years’ experience, Bobby has vast experience in Environmental Statements (ES) for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). This and his keen interest in site appraisal, risk identification and management provides Bobby with a strong understanding of opportunities, constraints and robust solution-finding.

Callum Fairhead

Graduate Planner

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Callum is our Graduate Planner with a years’ experience in the industry. Callum provides support to all members of the planning team across all sectors while he works towards his Chartership.
Catherine Zoeftig

Catherine Zoeftig

Associate Director

Services

Transport Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Transport Planner for more than 22 years, Catherine has extensive experience in Transport Assessment and Highway Design. She has solid experience of all transport and highways aspects required to satisfy the planning process.
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Dan Whitney

Associate

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial

Dan is an RTPI Chartered Associate Planning Consultant. With more than 15 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors, he successfully manages applications from conception to determination, including at appeal.
David Adams

David Adams

Director

Services

Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Commercial & Industrial, Waste & Minerals

A Chartered Town Planner with more than 25 years’ experience in public and private sector planning, David works predominantly on large scale energy and infrastructure projects across the UK.
David Jones

David Jones

Technical Director

Services

Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Chartered Engineer, David has more than 35 years’ experience of delivering the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and mixed-use regeneration projects, including several schemes based on commercial marinas.
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Duncan Carter

Associate

Services

Transport Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Duncan has more than 15 years’ experience in transport planning, with experience across a wide range of projects including Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Accessibility Assessments, and Junction Modelling.
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Eric Evans

Management Accountant

Services

Planning, Design, Transport Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Eric has CIMA DIP MA status and is working towards gaining the full CIMA qualification. He has more than eight years’ experience in finance roles in both small and global MFG companies.

George Evans

Planning Consultant

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

George is a Chartered Town Planner with over three years’ experience in the industry. He has worked on renewable energy, waste, retail and industrial projects across the country, producing documents and providing advice at all stages of the planning process.
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Hannah Walsh

Senior Planner

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

As a consultant for more than seven years, Senior Planner Hannah has strong experience in the preparation of large-scale, major planning applications and EIAs.
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James Boyd

Financial Director

Services

Planning, Design, Transport Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

With more than 20 years’ experience as part of an executive management team and working at board level, James has successfully created high-performing teams, achieved best practice, improved company culture, and delivered exceptional customer satisfaction.

Jay Davies

Planning Consultant

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A planner with two years’ experience working primarily in the telecommunications industry, Jay uses his range of skills to aid in the preparation of a broad range of planning applications.
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John Meehan

Associate Director

Services

Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Chartered Landscape Architect with more than 19 years’ experience, John’s areas of expertise are in project management, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment and co-ordination of the detailed environmental design on complex infrastructure projects, including for Development Consent Order schemes.
Jon Maginness

Jon Maginness

Senior Consultant

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Waste & Minerals

Jon has been an Environmental Planner for more than six years. He’s attained a Masters degree in EIA and has strong experience in the energy and waste sectors, including battery storage and Energy from Waste (EfW). Jon also has experience in residential and retail.
Jon Mason

Jon Mason

Director

Services

Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Landscape Architect for more than 25 years, Jon has extensive experience in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), designing schemes, and providing expert witness evidence at planning inquiries.
Laura Mackey

Laura Mackey

Senior Planner

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure

Laura is an RTPI Chartered Senior Town Planner. Laura primarily works on energy and infrastructure projects and is experienced in the coordination and management of multi-disciplinary specialists to support Environment Impact Assessments (EIAs) and non-EIA planning applications.

Lauren Phoenix

Accounts Trainee Apprentice

Services

Planning, Design, Transport Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Lauren works in the Finance Team carrying out day to day accountancy tasks. Lauren is currently completing her AAT Level 2 qualification.
Lee Kendall

Lee Kendall

Technical Director

Services

Transport Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Lee manages the Transport Planning team, specialising in the preparation of Transport Assessments, Transport Statements, Travel Plans and expert witness work at planning inquiries.
Martin Pollard

Martin Pollard

Director

Services

Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

With more than 20 years’ experience as a planning consultant, Martin has extensive experience in the preparation of planning applications and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for major development projects, including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).
Maxine Cubbins

Maxine Cubbins

Business Support

Services

Planning, Design, Transport Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Maxine works in the Finance Team carrying out day to day accountancy tasks, and actively supports all operational areas of the company.
Nick Roberts

Nick Roberts

Technical Director

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

With more than 34 years’ experience, Nick specialises in the planning of large scale development and infrastructure projects, predominantly comprising EIA development. Nick has managed the production of Environmental Statements more than three decades and given expert witness evidence at more than 30 planning inquiries.
Nicola Greenwood

Nicola Greenwood

Consultant

Services

Design, Environmental

Sectors

Residential, Infrastructure

Nicola has worked in both the public and private sectors gaining a breadth of experience in housing development design, Landscape Character and Environmental Sensitivity advice, with a specialism in flood defence schemes.
Phil Roden

Phil Roden

Technical Director

Services

Planning, Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Landscape Architect, Planning and Environmental Consultant with more than 25 years’ experience, Phil has extensive experience in Project Management, Planning, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIAs) for complex projects.
Sam Kaye

Sam Kaye

CAD Technician

Services

Design

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Since joining us at Axis, Sam has rapidly become a valued member of the design team, offering invaluable support to a wide range of projects through the provision of AutoCAD, GIS and graphic illustration services.
Siân Hayle

Siân Hayle

Associate

Services

Planning

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

A Chartered Town Planner with more than 10 years’ experience, Siân project manages and coordinates large scale planning applications, including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) preparation. Siân also undertakes site appraisals and site promotion through Local Plans.
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Sian Rossiter

Landscape Architect

Services

Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Infrastructure

Sian is a Landscape Architect with more than five years’ experience. She works on Landscape and Visual Appraisals for a range of energy developments, including Solar, Wind and Battery Storage. Sian also has landscape design and planning experience in the leisure and residential sectors.
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Steve Harding

Associate Director

Services

Planning, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Infrastructure

A Chartered Planner and environmentalist, Steve has more than 20 years’ experience of environmental planning and impact assessments in the public and private sectors, at both strategic and project level. This includes Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Health Impact Assessments (HIAs).
Steve Mann

Steve Mann

CAD Manager

Services

Planning, Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Steve has been with us for more than 18 years. As CAD manager and photomontage artist, Steve has extensive experience working on projects including waste management facilities, road schemes, wind, solar and other energy developments.
Tom Roseblade

Tom Roseblade

Senior Consultant

Services

Planning, Design, Environmental

Sectors

Energy, Residential, Commercial & Industrial, Regeneration & Placemaking, Infrastructure, Waste & Minerals

Tom’s background is in landscape architecture and planning. He has a thorough knowledge and experience of leading landscape and environmental inputs on some of the most complex infrastructure projects in the country.
Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan

Landscape Architect

Services

Design

Sectors

Residential, Regeneration & Placemaking

Yasmin is a Chartered Landscape Architect with more than seven years’ experience. She works on detail design for public spaces, schools, and residential developments.