People

Gary Soltys

Expertise

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons.) Horticulture
  • Post Grad Dip. Landscape Architecture
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)
  • Member of the Institute of Horticulture
    (MI Hort)
  • Prince 2 (Project Management)

Profile

As a Director of Soltys Brewster, Gary takes a practice lead on environmental and landscape planning projects including the landscape and visual assessment of developments ranging from individual sites through to major regional infrastructure projects and renewable energy generation, both onshore and coastal. He is experienced in matters of landscape and environmental policy and in preparing professional LVIA reports and Environmental Statements that will stand challenge and legal scrutiny at Public Inquiry. Gary is also very experienced in community participation projects including the preparation of Village Design Statements and facilitating local planning guidance.

Simon Brewster

Expertise

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons.) Landscape Architecture
  • Post Grad Dip. Landscape Architecture
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Profile

Simon’s award winning project experience has allowed him to develop a breadth of specialist professional skills on major landmark projects within sensitive landscapes, with capital works budgets in excess of £250 million. He has project managed the production of large EIAs, Regional Landscape Strategies and Design Guides, and managed, masterplanned and designed major public realm and open space projects from feasibility through to completion on site. Simon has extensive expertise of Health and Education projects including major regional hospital, MHU, Primary Care, University Campus and School site designs.

Matthew Watts

Expertise

Qualifications

  • PhD, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Cardiff (1999)
  • BSc (Hons.) Zoology, (1994)
  • Full Member Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (IEEM)
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv.)

Profile

Matthew is a founding director of Soltys Brewster Ecology and is responsible for the provision of all aspects of ecological consultancy services at the company. He has experience of working for both public and private sector clients on a diverse range of projects and has worked as the lead project ecologist for complex Environmental Assessments including residential, infrastructure and brownfield reclamation projects taking responsibility for provision and management of baseline assessment, targeted species/habitat surveys, reporting and mitigation design. Matthew has a developed expertise as an Expert Witness at planning inquiry.

Professional Team

Profile

A professional team of Landscape Architects and Ecologists with a breadth of experience encompassing the full spectrum of assessments, planning and design. Site Survey and Assessment, Landscape Audit, Planning and Local Plan Assessment, LVIA & EIA, Masterplanning, Mitigation & Compensation Strategies, Grant Applications, Consultation and Community Engagement, Detailed Landscape and Urban Design, Contract Administration, Landscape & Habitat Management and Restoration.

Directors

Gary Soltys

Gary Soltys
(Director)

Simon Brewster

Simon Brewster
(Director)

Matthew Watts

Matthew Watts
(Director)

Professional Team

Matthew Watts

Landscape &
Ecology Professionals