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David Orr Consulting is an independent urban design and masterplanning consultant. We provide creatively considered landscape architecture, town planning, urban design and highway urban design services to the private, public and community sectors. Our consultancy also provides design support to planning and development teams.  We have a personal approach that blends conventional thinking with the creative.  Most importantly, we make sure we meet the strategic aims of placemaking and sustainability in your designs.

Great places need high quality public spaces, good movement networks, rich landscapes and excellent architecture, elements that give back to the environment and to society. Good urban design and masterplanning improves livability and consequently, wellbeing. This leads to places that have value over the long term and consequently we draw these threads together and illustrate them well. We work both independently and as part of multi-discipline teams across the UK and further afield.

Park design for a new community

Climate emergency

We support the Landscape Institute Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency Policy and have signed up to the UK Landscape Architects declare climate and biodiversity emergency. We will raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for practical action amongst ourselves, our clients and our supply chains to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 . We also endorse the Chartered Institution for Highways and Transportation Climate Change Pledge acknowledging the significance and escalation of greenhouse gas emissions from road vehicles that the IPCC states needs ‘aggressive and sustained policies’ to counter.