John is a Landscape Partner at Barton Willmore, the UK’s largest, independent Planning and Design consultancy. Operating throughout the UK, John is passionate about delivering high quality, sustainable and flexible regeneration and new urban development which provides multiple community and societal benefits. Through project delivery for the public and private sector, he has honed his understanding of good green infrastructure, the impact it can have on the pride/ ownership of an area, enhancing connectivity, adoption of active transport and supporting healthier lifestyles. John is also however regularly working at the frontline of policy structure and constraints in terms of standards for open space.
His ambition at the inception of this project therefore, has been to develop a tool which can significantly shift the debate away from quantum towards quality, and in doing so enable the industry as a whole to have better informed conversations around what is needed and what is being proposed.