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The Landscope Team 

Founded in 2001 by Sam Franklin, Landscope has grown by helping an increasing number of clients to manage and develop their land and property. Sam grew up on a family farm in Bedfordshire and studied Agriculture at University, before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor and Agricultural Valuer, amongst other professional qualifications. 
All our team are from farming, rural landowning and equestrian backgrounds, so we understand the practicalities and implications involved when you are making decisions about your property, whether it is your business, your home or both. 
Farming, in particular, presents its own challenges, which transcend other types of businesses, with generations, family relationships and home-life considerations, as well as profit generation playing their part in your decision making. 
Sam Franklin 
Sam Franklin 
Having grown up on a mixed livestock and arable farm in the heart of Bedfordshire, Sam has retained strong roots in agriculture and the farming community. Sam graduated with BSc (Hons) in Agriculture from Newcastle University in 1987, completed his studies to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor with RICS and as a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and went on to take an MSc at Cranfield University. Sam is also an Agricultural Consultant (FBIAC), Environmental Consultant (PIEMA) and a Professional Soil Scientist (MISoilSci). 
Sam started Landscope in 2001, based in Bedfordshire, operating across the Eastern Region and Central England, building upon his previous experience working in Private Practice, the RSPB, Local Authority and abroad in the Former Soviet Union on land and farm restructuring. The practice has grown based on its strong track record of success in rural practice surveying and planning consultancy, resulting in personal referrals and repeat business. 
Sam is a supporter of Bedfordshire Young Farmers, having enjoyed being a Young Farmer himself and taking part, in particular in Public Debating competitions and international work, as well as the extensive social aspects of YFC. Having owned and ridden horses since childhood, he is experienced in all things equestrian and is proud to support the Oakley Hunt, the British Horse Society in Bedfordshire, World Horse Welfare and, through his children British Eventing and Keysoe Riding Club. He has 3 Children. 
Contact Sam on 01767 686872 or email sfranklin@landscope.co.uk 
Elaine Franklin 
BSc (Hons) MCIM 
Elaine Franklin 
BSc (Hons) MCIM 
Elaine grew up on a farm and livery stables in Bedfordshire. Having gained a degree in Agricultural Business Management at Wye College (London University) she took a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (CIM). Over 20 years, she developed an extensive career in businesses with specialism in Marketing and Innovation, working up to Board level, in major companies including Weetabix, Britvic Soft Drinks, United Biscuits (McVities), Whitworths and Tesco. 
Elaine joined Landscope in 2012 and has since gained extensive experience in Strategic Land Development and Equestrian Planning & Development. She uses her strong marketing, communications and project management skills to engage stakeholders at all levels, manage the design process and keep planning and development projects on track. 
She also offers advice on developing new business streams and growth strategies, drawing on her experience of innovation best practice, applying it to small rural businesses with experience in on-farm food processing and farm retail operations, equestrian livery and other customer facing enterprises. 
Also a keen horse-woman, Elaine was a Member of the Pony Club and continues to support the BHS, British Riding Clubs and British Eventing, through her children. Elaine was also a member and remains a keen supporter of the Bedfordshire Young Farmers Federation. 
Contact Elaine on 01767 686281 or email efranklin@landscope.co.uk 
Gillian Baggott 
Gillian joined Landscope in February 2015 as Office Manager & PA to the Consultants. She brings to Landscope a wealth of experience gained in rural organisations, such as Silsoe College and RSPB, in business and project management. She is particularly strong in chasing through the detail and making sure that the business is efficient and well organised. Gillian is also responsible for the day to day management of finance and administration. 
Contact Gillian on 01767 686872 or email admin@landscope.co.uk 
Ian Taylor 
Ian joined Landscope in June 2023 as an Associate and is a Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) with 19 years planning experience. He studied at the University of Sheffield and started his career at South Derbyshire District Council in 2004 in the Planning Policy team. Whilst at the Council he completed his RTPI-accredited Masters degree on a part-time basis. For the last 15 years Ian has worked at a number of private planning consultancies in London and the Midlands. 
He has a wealth of experience of dealing with a diverse range of applications from agricultural and householder through to major residential and commercial developments, as well as appeals. His particular passion is taking a large undeveloped site and manage it through the development plan process to securing planning permission for large-scale mixed-use or residential developments. Ian has a track record of delivering planning permissions for large-scale developments through the development plan/site promotion process across the North Home Counties, the Midlands and the East of England. 
Ian enjoys travelling – particularly across Europe and America – in his spare time, as well as reading and watching most sports (especially Liverpool FC), watching live music and walking across Northamptonshire, as long as there’s the promise of a pub at the end of the walk. 
Contact Ian on 01767 686872 or email itaylor@landscope.co.uk 
Jack Franklin 
Jack has joined the team as Surveying Technician. He enjoys all things outdoors and is never happier than surveying land, vegetation and soils. With an early interest in Geography, the environment and business, he is developing his career with Landscope in our growing Land Classification and Soils practice. Jack has trained in Soils Evaluation with the British Society of Soil Science and continues to develop his knowledge in this area as well as other key land surveying skills at Landscope. 
When not at work, Jack loves travel, music and his young Border Collie, Artemis (AKA ‘Arty’). Arty is also welcomed by Tiggy and Myrtle as a member of the ‘Landscope Pack’ in the office at Thorncote Green. 
Contact Jack on 01767 686872 or email admin@landscope.co.uk 
Myrtle &Tiggy 
Myrtle joined the Landscope team in 2019 and takes her job as the office security manager very seriously, although generally prefers to be on-site rather than office based.  
Tiggy joined as trainee paper shredder, but aspires to join Mrytle in Security very soon. She looks forward to accompanying Myrtle and Sam on site visits, when (if) she graduates in obedience. 
Contact Myrtle & Tiggy on 01767 686872 or email admin@landscope.co.uk 

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