Jennifer Skrynka is the Director of ASH with particular experience in in landscape and environmental planning

 

Key Skills

Route and site options appraisal

Landscape and visual impact assessment

Landscape mitigation

Hard and soft landscape design

Masterplanning

Environmental monitoring during construction

Expert witness

Jennifer is the Director and owner of ASH.

As a Chartered Landscape Architect and Environmental Consultant, Jennifer brings to the Company over thirty years of experience working on a broad range of projects across many aspects of the landscape profession, including landscape design, landscape planning, environmental impact assessment and environmental compliance.

Jennifer spent much of her early career in London, working briefly in the public sector before moving to a large London based multidisciplinary company working in a range of landscape design and major infrastructure projects. She then moved to Massachusetts, USA to work for an American consultancy where the focus of work was landscape design and construction projects located within Boston and elsewhere in New England.

After returning to the UK she moved to Scotland and joined ASH in 1994 where she became an Associate. Since becoming a Director in the early 2000’s, Jennifer has remained an active practitioner, focussing on building a reputation in the energy market.

She has helped secure consent for some of the largest onshore renewable and other energy related infrastructure projects in Scotland including Stronelairg Wind Farm, Glendoe hydroelectric scheme and Coire Glas Pumped Storage scheme, all of which she was involved  in from inception through to consent including: the production of landscape and visual, planning and recreation chapters; the co-ordination of specialist inputs from sub-consultants; and the project management of the Environmental Statements.

Jennifer has helped to secure consent for a large range of grid connection projects including substations, overhead lines and cable routes, many of which are located in sensitive locations where landscape mitigation has been key to their success.

Jennifer has often been retained to monitor environmental compliance during the construction period and to provide ongoing advice and to ensure Conditions of Consent are discharged in a timely manner.

In addition, Jennifer has worked on a range of residential and commercial developments as well as a large range of transportation infrastructure projects.

Jennifer has in depth knowledge of legislation and regional planning policy guidance pertaining to landscape issues and has prepared and presented evidence as an Expert Witness at Public Inquiry.