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LDA Design's Chair joins our South West forum

Above: Frazer Osment of LDA Design (courtesy LDA Design)

We are delighted that the new Chair of LDA Design, Frazer Osment, will be contributing to Future Cities Forum's South-West discussion event this week, along with Chief Executive of Exeter City Council, Karime Hassan. He will be discussing the wider vision for the regeneration of Exeter, outside the Exeter Plan, that the Council is consulting on widely.

Frazer is the Chair of LDA Design and leads the Strategic Leadership Team. He has a broad understanding of the forces driving change in urban and rural environments and specialises in helping places and organisations adapt to these. He believes that a successful strategy is based on listening and engaging with people. As an experienced masterplanner and urban designer he is capable of translating strategy into clear and implementable proposals, particularly through design coding.

He has advised on major new settlements and town and city centres all over the UK. Working with Karime Hassan, he initiated the Liveable Exeter programme for Exeter City Council which aims to direct a transformational housing delivery programme to lever investment into the streets, spaces and infrastructure of the city. In 2021 Frazer led research for the RTPI on spatial solutions to decarbonise transport. In 2021-22 he played a key role in the preparation of model design codes for net zero and nature recovery working with the RTPI and RSPB. Frazer is based in Exeter where LDA Design has a 30-strong team.

LDA Design is an employee-owned planning, design and environment consultancy with eight studios across the UK and a 190-plus team. It has received more than 100 awards for urban renewal and town centre improvements, and contemporary and historic parkland design.


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