Jeremy Lambe is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Building and an Associate Member of the Association of Building Engineers (previously the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors).
Jeremy Lambe has over 30 years experience in the design, planning and implementation of high quality layouts for holiday and residential parks, and is well known within the Industry for his expertise in gaining planning approvals and innovative designs for Holiday and Residential Parks. The layouts and upgrading schemes have been commended by numerous Local Authority / National Park Planning Officers for their innovative and sensitive design. Jeremy also has practical experience of the issues involved in running holiday parks, through previously managing a holiday park. This included marketing the park, bookings, organising Grading / Verification visits with the Tourist Board, and collating and supplying monthly data statistics to the Wales Tourist Board (Visit Wales). This information was used for monitoring tourism trends and to quantify the economic impact of tourism in terms of tourist expenditure, employment and tourist numbers. Tourism statistics and data are often used to support planning application submissions.
Jeremy Lambe was also involved in the preparation of the Environmental Code and the Guidance Notes for owners and managers of Holiday and Home Parks. This involved advising CARACAMP - the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), the National Caravan Council (NCC), The Caravan Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club. The Environmental Code was the forerunner to the “Guide to Good Practice-Holiday Caravan Parks-Caring for the Environment”.
As well as being involved in giving specialist presentation lectures to the Holiday Parks Industry, Jeremy Lambe also writes articles in trade journals for the Holiday Park Industry. He has been on study tours organised by the National Tourist Boards to Europe and America, studying market leading leisure and Park Home developments. Jeremy has worked on leisure and tourism schemes throughout Britain and as far afield as the Malay Peninsula in West Malaysia.
Jonathan is an Associate Member of the Institute of Hospitality (AIH) - the leading professional body for the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. He has the full National Certificate in Agriculture (NCA) and Estate Management, the full Certificate in Management of the National Examination Body in Supervisory Management (NEBSM) and the Hotel & Catering Training Company (HCTC) Craft Trainer Awards.
He has extensive Holiday Park operational management experience as a Manager with Britain's largest group of Holiday Centres and Hotels, this involved responsibility for over 100 staff, and involved the day to day running of a holiday centre which had up to 7,000 guests on site and up to 2,000 day visitors. The accommodation comprising of Holiday Lodges, Chalets and Holiday Home Caravans, together with a conventional weekly hire fleet. He was also responsible for the management and training of over 100 staff and Supervisors operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
This gave invaluable experience into how Holiday Parks operate, their design requirements – including park layout, landscaping and associated service facilities, budgets, staffing levels, utility services, traffic management, the checking in of guests, allocation of units, the management and training of staff, running special events and environmental matters i.e. all the relevant experience required for the successful design and operation of a modern holiday park.
Many of Lambe Planning and Design’s clients are also farmers, landowners, or own large agricultural estates. With these schemes it can be vital to ensure that a holiday park proposal fits in fully, complements, and does not compromise the main land holding, its management, operation, or conservation. The Design and Layout of a Holiday Park and the preparation of Landscaping Schemes and Planting Plans where species, soil types, cultivation, planting densities and maintenance is especially important in sensitive locations to ensure a scheme creates a desirable holiday park which fits into and compliments the natural environment.
Jonathan has over 35 years experience in the detailed design of Holiday Parks, obtaining Planning consents for them and the tourism and leisure industry in the United Kingdom. He has been on study tours of holiday parks and tourism & leisure facilities in Europe and America.