Chris Payne




BA (Hons), MA Landscape Architecture

Professional Memberships
  • Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Since joining the company in 2012, Chris has been responsible for the site appraisal and master-planning of numerous residential and mixed-use developments. This has included the production of capacity studies, landscape and visual impact assessments, masterplans, design and access statements, design codes and reserved matters applications as well as frequently writing proofs of evidence for planning appeals.

Chris has a breadth of experience in the detailed design and implementation of landscape and public realm schemes, often working as part of a multi-disciplinary design team. Recent projects have included the detailed design of public realm at Bath Spa University and the creation of new outdoor spaces at Forest Fields Primary School.

Prior to joining FPCR, Chris gained experience in both the private and public sector. As part of the Built Environment Team at Essex County Council, Chris worked closely with a team of architects, urban designers, engineers and ecologists to see through a range of projects from inception to completion on site. These included schools, highways, public realm improvements, waste and recycling centres and public parks. The design and delivery of a series of new public spaces at Jaywick on the Essex coast involved extensive collaboration with artists, local schools and community groups and was featured in the Landscape Institute’s Client Guide as a case study for meaningful consultation.