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Sophie Crosswell


Sophie’s experience includes working with public and private sector clients on planning and permitting issues. Amongst her areas of expertise are fire prevention plans, regulatory compliance and data analysis.

Sophie has worked to support clients with applications for planning permission and environmental permits for new or upgraded waste operations. Most recently this has included the development of operationally appropriate, EA-compliant Fire Prevention Plans. She has also undertaken modelling work on numerous projects to help advise clients on feedstock availability, commercial waste business models and compliance with the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 (as amended) and UK Packaging Regulations.


Recent experience

Sophie has experience of a wide range of waste management projects, most recently focusing on waste operations business cases and planning projects for public and private sector clients. Sophie has obtained planning and permitting consent for a number of waste operations, undertaken Capex and Opex modelling and analysis using Eunomia’s Depot Builder Model, developed environmental systems and developed conceptual site layouts for HWRC and waste depot sites.

Sophie’s broader project experience includes:

  • feedstock analysis for proposed facilities
  • cost and options modelling for commercial waste services
  • data analysis of fast food outlets’ packaging use to ascertain their obligations under UK Packaging Regulations and
  • reviewing councils’ compliance with the separate collection requirements of the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations.

All of these project have involved detailed data analysis and modelling to provide clients with the data they require to inform strategic decisions.

Sophie has also contributed to projects for Zero Waste Scotland and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful to investigate issues around litter prevention. These projects have included literature reviews and research into current practice and impacts, and the value of community action.


Career history

Prior to joining Eunomia in October 2014, Sophie worked for the sustainable transport charity Sustrans for two years, supporting the delivery of a £50 million Big Lottery Fund project addressing issues of transport severance on walking and cycling routes. Previously, Sophie completed an undergraduate degree at Hertfordshire University in Environmental Studies with Human Geography, with first class honours.