Paul Macrae

Associate Director, Landscape Planning


Paul is a chartered landscape architect with over 20 years’ experience of landscape planning and assessment.

Paul has extensive expertise in landscape and seascape character assessment, at a range of scales and for a variety of purposes. He has also prepared strategic studies for landscapes as diverse as Shetland and South Tyneside, covering issues including Green Belt, landscape protection, and landscape sensitivity and capacity.

Paul's work on planning positively for housing has included a garden village in Carlisle and settlement expansion in the Lake District National Park. He has also devised approaches to considering cumulative effects at a strategic scale, and leads LUC’s work on seascape characterisation in Scotland.

Paul also delivers landscape and visual impact assessments for major infrastructure projects and renewable energy developments, including offshore proposals. He has also undertaken extensive routeing and assessment work for overhead power lines and for underground pipelines.