MS Environmental provide technical data and methodology statements to support evidence at Public Inquiry. We regularly review photography and visualisation work to assess the accuracy of the work submitted, and we also act as expert witness.
Mike Spence is a Chartered Landscape Architect, Registered EIA Practitioner and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with over 29 years professional experience. Mike has worked for both developers and local authorities, the National Trust and Kew Gardens, on a wide range of Public Inquiries which include tower blocks, large and small scale housing schemes, leisure, infrastructure and electricity generation projects.
Recent schemes include sites in London, Oxfordshire, North Yorkshire and the Lake District.
Since 2013 Mike has acted as technical advisor to the Landscape Institute's Technical Committee, providing expertise in photography and photomontage in LVIA. Mike regularly runs peer group masterclass training sessions covering technical photography in LVIA, and has given a paper on 'Verified Photomontages' at an international conference in Helsinki. Mike is also a member of IEMA's Impact Assessment Steering Group.
Mike, a former rugby captain at Nottingham University, is a keen athlete and has undertaken a number of marathons in recent years. In 2017 he accompanied his friend Richard, who is blind, around the Manchester Marathon, and ran as part of the Manchester University alumni Purple Wave alongside his old friend who was running with a mechanical heart valve. In September 2018 Mike accompanied a group of mechanical heart valve runners in a run through Milan.
Away from work Mike likes to unwind by climbing mountains in the Lakeland Fells, walking in Northumberland, gardening and spending time with family.
Greg Selman BEng(Hons) is our 3D modelling expert, with extensive experience of a vast range of 3D modelling packages and render engines.
His background in electronic engineering, climbing, rock guitar and computer scripting blends with unrivalled technical ability.
When not in the office Greg can be found on the face of a mountain, on stage or paragliding through the air.
Kieran Thompson BA(Hons) is a trainee architect whom Mike has known since birth.
Kieran is studying for a Master’s Degree in Architecture at Manchester University and helps out with 3D Modelling, InDesign and Photoshop as required.
Kieran regularly runs VIP packages at music festivals. If you want to know anything about Bradford City FC, Kieran is your man.
Sophie Spence BA(Hons) has recently graduated from Newcastle University and supports Mike with marketing, editing and digital mapping. Sophie has helped put together workshop presentations and recently accompanied Mike to deliver a paper in Helsinki.
Sophie is a keen paraglider and white knuckle rider.
Holly Spence helps part-time with photography and digital mapping.
A budding mechanical engineer, Holly is a talented drummer in an all-girl band and maintains a balanced approach to life, enjoying rock climbing and playing the acoustic guitar while studying for her A-Levels.
Juliet Brown graduated from Liverpool University in Geography (BSc) in 2018 and in Environmental Science (MSc) in 2019. She is our resident Flood Risk specialist, with experience in investigating the impacts of flooding on infrastructure and developing long-term flood records. She supports Mike and Greg across the full range of visualisation and GIS services.
Juliet lives near the historic home of the Bronte Sisters and is a keen hiker in her local area. In her spare time she enjoys ballroom dancing, playing the piano and singing in a choir, whilst volunteering at her local cinema. She is also ABBA's number 1 fan.
Olle Romo is our technical support, providing valuable knowledge in the world of website construction and management.
Olle has a history in music production and toured the world as a drummer.