planning_3Planning permission is crucial to realising a site's, and project's, full potential and value. The planning process can be complex and involve a number of different stakeholders. Our planners have an expert knowledge of the planning system, and understand the need to build good stakeholder relationships, from local authority officers, end users and others with an interest in the project, in order to achieve the desired outcomes in a proactive and positive manner.

Our team always keeps abreast with changing policies and planning processes at national, regional and local scales. This is crucial in achieving our clients’ objectives, which can range from obtaining planning permission for commercial clients, to policy writing for local authorities.

We deal with both large and small scale projects, from large urban extensions to small residential and commercial units.

Our planning services include the following:

  • Preparation and project management of planning applications and environmental impact assessments;
  • Preparation of planning strategy and tactics;
  • Planning appeals and expert witness services;
  • Policy writing for local authorities;
  • Community and stakeholder engagement using the Enquiry by Design process.