Economics

Richard Laming
Senior Director, Head of Economics
0161 233 7676
Antony Pollard
Director, Economics
Matthew Spilsbury
Director, Economics
Gavin Amos
Associate Director, Economics
Andrew Lowe
Planner, Economics

Economics

Delivering viable development and prosperous places involves understanding the market forces which shape supply and demand over time and communicating the benefits of development for the economy, people and places.

We are a dedicated team of chartered surveyors, planners and economists who specialise in assessing market demand, optimising scheme viability and assessing the social and economic impacts of development.

We provide our clients with evidence to help set business priorities, to make the case for investment and to support projects in gaining valuable planning permissions.

We offer:

A full Development Advisory service

  • Development viability assessment
  • Affordable housing viability and S106 negotiation
  • CIL viability and liability advice
  • Feasibility and Option Appraisal for Heritage Assets
  • Land bid support and co-ordination
  • Market pricing reports

 Demand evidence for successful planning

  • Objective Assessments of Need (OAN)
  • Strategic Housing Market Assessments (SHMA)
  • Affordable housing need assessments
  • Retirement living need assessments
  • Economic Development Needs Assessments (EDNA)
  • Employment land demand
  • Business sector specific commercial demand assessment 
  • Social Infrastructure Assessment (education, health, open space and other needs)
  • Education Impact Assessments 

Social and Economic Impact Analysis

  • Economic impact assessment
  • Social Value Assessments
  • HM Treasury Green Book Appraisal
  • EIA socio-economic chapters
  • Health Impact Assessments (HIA)
  • Business and funding cases
  • Economic and property market research

Meet the Team

Amy Gilham
Director, Economics
Antony Pollard
Director, Economics
Matthew Spilsbury
Director, Economics
Gavin Amos
Associate Director, Economics
Steve Smith
Associate Director, Economics
Mark Sansom
Senior GIS Consultant
Fiona Elton
Planner, Economics
Andrew Lowe
Planner, Economics
Amber Morley
Assistant Consultant, Economics
Constantine Thanopoulos
Assistant Development Surveyor