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Leading Drainage and Soils Consultancy serving the Utilities and Agricultural Sectors


Meet the Land Drainage Consultancy Team

    • Ray Lambert

      Ray Lambert

      MRICS, HND Agric, Dip Ag Eng.

      Tel: 07795565631
      Email: ray.lambert@ldcl.co.uk

      Ray specialises in pipelines, underground cables and wind farm/other construction projects and has managed a number of large capital projects on cross country pipelines. He also has expertise in restoration, soils and drainage problems associated with development in the countryside. Ray is regarded as a leading expert in agricultural and environmental issues, particularly on linear construction projects.

    • Jenny Lambert

      Jenny Lambert

      BSc (Hons), Dip Ag Eng.

      Tel: 07747756544
      Email: jenny.lambert@ldcl.co.uk

      Jenny specialises in complex field drainage including Flood Risk assessment, Sports field drainage design, opencast/minerals drainage, Run-off calculations and associated outfall/balancing structure design. Jenny's wealth of technical knowledge puts her a step ahead of the rest in terms of identifying problems and designing effective solutions. Jenny also carries out most of LDC expert witness work and has been employed by solicitors, and agents and individuals on a wide range of legal cases throughout the UK.

    • Ray Lambert

      Dave Royle

      BSc (Hons), FACTS

      Tel: 07771928026
      Email: david.royle@ldcl.co.uk

      Dave is a highly experienced soil scientist with over 20 years' experience in the minerals and linear developments sector. Bringing with him a diverse range of skills focusing on soil related issues, Dave specialises in soil resource assessment/handling, cropping, fertiliser and vegetation management. He is a recognised expert in soil removal and recycling, topsoil manufacture and improvement, fertiliser advice, pollution prevention and control and expert work.

    • Mark Walkington

      Mark Walkinton

      BSc (Hons) , MRICS

      Tel: 07500444784
      Email: mark.walkinton@ldcl.co.uk

      Mark is a Chartered Environmental Surveyor with 30 years of experience in land restoration and aftercare of mineral sites, carrying out a wide range of land management services for utility companies and provdiding and managing specialist inputs for EIAs and planning applications affecting agricultural land. He is experienced in liaising and negotiating with landowners, farmers, planning authorities, statutory bodies and other key stakeholders.

    • Miles Flather

      Miles Flather

      BSc Env. Sciences, MSc Env. Eng.

      Tel: 07594284046
      Email: miles.flather@ldcl.co.uk

      Having gained a BSc in Environmental Science at Newcastle, Miles obtained an MSc in Environmental Engineering from London. He has experience in a range of work including flood risk assessments, drainage design and contractor/land owner liaison. Miles' line of work requires him to be an efficient surveyor and is a valuable member of our CAD cartography team and has created a vast portfolio of top quality plans and reports since joining us in 2010.

    • Luke Lambert

      Luke Lambert


      Tel: 07833947031
      Email: luke.lambert@ldcl.co.uk

      Luke is often project based on large scale construction projects working as a surveyor, supervisor and on-site cartographer. Since joining us 3 years ago he has worked on a number of cable routes, pipelines, power lines and other similar projects. 

    • Ray Lambert

      Jeff Barlow

      MRICS, HND Agric, Dip Agr Eng FACTS

      Tel: 07913008469
      Email: jeffbarlow@live.com

      Jeff has 35 years of experience as a former drainage officer with ADAS. In addition he has acted as a consultant and expert witness on Agricultural Land Tribunals for both land drainage and tenancy succession cases. In recent years he has worked in mineral restoration and aftercare projects advising mineral and waste planning authorities on soils, drainage and cropping post restoration of sand and gravel, hard rock and opencast coal quarries.

    • Brian Mowitt

      Brian Mowitt


      Tel: 07753421202
      Email: brianmowitt@hotmail.co.uk

      Brian has around 30 years of experience working as a pipeline inspection officer on multiple cross country linear projects, dealing with drainage. Prior to this Brian worked as a foreman for a drainage contractor. He is now a key member of the LDC team, managing the drainage on a major cable route project in the west of England.

    • Andrew Platt

      Andrew Platt


      Tel: 07702434749

      Andrew is a highly experienced machine operator with vast technical knowledge. He is a key member of our team, often working on large scale construction projects as a drainage supervisor and liason officer. He also carries out a lot of our intrusive investigation drainage surveys on jobs ranging from issues with old pipeline drainage to investigating and installing drainage for private landowners and stately homes.

    • Ray Lambert

      James Bremner


      Tel: 07968891002
      Email: james.bremner100@btinternet.com

      James is based in Aberdenshire and works with us mostly on National Grid remedial jobs but also new cable/pipeline builds in Scotland. James comes with a wealth of land drainage experience.


    • Ray Lambert

      Steve Haddon



      Steve is an experienced Soil Scientist and works out of the Hexham area. He is currently helping on a number of projects including two major pipeline routes in the North West and Cheshire

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      Alastair Simm



      Alastair has a wide range of experience from his career with ADAS and more latterly DEFRA. Alastair has recently joined us on a part time basis and is currently helping us to develop an area of work involving a wide range of issues associated with 'construction in the countryside'.