Noel has practised as a landscape architect for over 30 years, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.
His work is founded upon the belief that landscape makes an essential contribution to socially cohesive and sustainable communities. He is an accomplished master-planner and strategist who has an in-depth understanding of the people, diverse communities and politics that drive change. Noel is a passionate advocate for the social and environmental value of landscape, continuously asserting the importance of biodiversity, productive landscapes and the links between the rural and urban economy as critical for a future sustainable society.
Alongside his work at Farrer Huxley, Noel is the present vice President and a past President of the Landscape Institute (LI), where he is also a Fellow and past Chair of Policy. He sits on a number of Design Review panels, chairing the Essex Quality Review Panel and is a member of the National Highways Strategic Panel. Noel was appointed a High Streets Task Force Expert by the Design Council and MHCLG.
Noel is a Board Member of Kendal Futures and of the Brewery Arts Trust. He is a founding member of the Soils in Planning and Construction Task Force