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We are pleased to welcome Simon Higson to Heatons team as our Director of Landscape and Ecology.

Simon is a Chartered Landscape Architect and Chartered Horticulturist with over 25 years of experience. 

Simon joins us from a large multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy, where he held various technical and managerial roles including leading on the restoration of mineral and waste sites, providing landscape design and assessment advice for proposed wind farms, energy from waste plants and a motorway service area, as well as undertaking studies relating to tall buildings and improvements to university campuses.

Simon also has specialist knowledge of incorporating habitat creation into landscape design, creatively shaping development projects that deliver biodiversity net gain and will be expanding our current expertise within this important aspect of national and local planning policy. 

Simon has previously worked as an in-house technical specialist for a major building materials operator and for a London Borough, with experience of landscape contracting and nursery stock production.