Logistics

The growth of internet retailing, evolving import patterns, and rising transport costs are combining to make the efficiency of logistics key to the commercial success of UK businesses. Fundamental changes in consumers’ expectations have made integrated supply chains an essential part of 21st century living.

We have a successful track record of building the planning case for each link in this chain. Our projects include:

  • National, regional and final mile distribution centres
  • Ambient, temperature-controlled and specialist warehousing
  • Port expansion and port-centred distribution
  • Multi-modal freight interchanges
  • Air freight and cargo centres

Our integrated service goes beyond process, drawing on planning, economics, sustainability and engagement expertise to demonstrate the benefits of developments. We work with developers, occupiers, operators, landowners and investors, because ultimately, we are all in logistics together.

At New Greenham Park, Newbury, we secured planning permission for 63,000 sq m of distribution space, agreeing a reduced Section 106 payment for our client, and with our approach being commended by the Planning Inspector.

At Pineham Business Park, Northampton, we secured outline planning permission on behalf of Prologis for a significant expansion to allow for an additional 105,000 sq m of floorspace, with associated access, landscaping and infrastructure.

At Durham Tees Valley Airport we led the site masterplanning, prepared an economic impact assessment and delivered a local engagement strategy, all the while building a positive case for long-term investment in the airport. 

Turley’s Planning and Economics services have completed a national research project carried out on behalf of the British Property Federation (BPF). Please click here or on the image below to find out more:

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