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Annie Coombs

Annie is co-chair of the Northwest’s design review panel, panel member of the HS2 independent design panel and a member of the Highways England design panel.

Annie is an examining inspector for nationally significant infrastructure projects with the Planning Inspectorate, having examined offshore windfarms and 400kv overhead lines.

Annie started her career working on environmental regeneration projects in the public sector in the UK. She worked in Asia for 16 years, latterly as managing director of the Asian businesses of an international environmental consultancy. Her main Hong Kong project work was for large scale infrastructure multi-disciplinary design teams.

Annie wrote the landscape briefs for the Olympic Queen Elizabeth Park and the canoe slalom course for the Olympic Development Agency as a CABE enabler. She also worked with many local authorities in running design competitions and procurement. Annie wrote the community engagement chapter in the 2015 published Handbook on Green Infrastructure. She has been active in community planning, chaired a parish plan and a local area partnership environment group. She volunteers on policy matters for the Landscape Institute.

Annie Coombs