Matthew Coombe is an urban designer with a passionate interest in planning, architecture and sustainable place making. Twenty five years public, private and voluntary sector experience, together with qualifications in urban design, surveying, valuation and estate management, have given him a rounded perspective on regeneration and the development process.
At Plymouth City Council, his work includes creating, project-managing and advising on planning, conservation and urban design analysis and guidance, policy and proposals at many scales - from city-wide and neighbourhood strategies, area action plans and masterplans, to site development briefs and detailed public realm schemes. Matthew acts as urban design input on the evolution of major projects through the development management process. He became an accredited Building for Life assessor and a CABE Enabler / panel member.
Matthew is also a sound and film artist whose interest in relationships between place, space and sound provided the impetus for founding Café Concrete - a non-profit experimental sound and film collective, event and record label, which he runs in his spare time.