Gemma Melvill

Director and Principal Environmental Planner

Skills and expertise

Gemma provides general environmental planning advice but specialises in particular in environmental feasibility studies, project management and coordinating Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and preparing EIA Reports. Recent projects have included coordination of strategic ecology and landscape assessents to inform residential site promotion, management of EIAs for business parks, renewables and residential developments.  Gemma is a Chartered Environmentalist and full Member of MCIEEM and IEMA, and has 14 years’ experience in the consultancy sector.

Specialist interest

EIA co-ordination and preparing Environmental Management Plans to streamline the identification and implementation of proportionate effective and achievable measures to reduce environmental impact of developments.


Career summary

Gemma’s career as an environmental planner began in with the receipt of a distinction grade on her MSc in Environmental Assessment and Management from Oxford Brookes University. Her workplace experience began with four months at Carter Ecological where she assisted with impact assessment work before beginning with the Landmark Practice as an Environmental Planner in 2005.


Qualifications

BSc (Dual Hons) Geography, Physical Geography
MSc (Distinction) Environmental Assessment and Management
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA)
Full Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM)

First Job

Riding school and livery yard manager

Now known for

Dogged determination

Loves

Scuba diving in tropical climes is a favourite hobby but these days Gemma is more often found wielding a hammer or paintbrush working on her ‘project’ house.