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We are passionate advocates of sustainable development

The best outputs of the planning system bring valuable certainty and environmental quality.

Used creatively and positively our planning shapes great development and even better places.

Our expertise and experience of positive planning deliver successful results.

Our breadth extends across the whole spectrum of town planning.

Our products and services

Appraisal and risk assessment

Assessments of development potential, planning risks and ways to maximise prospects of success

Planning and development strategies

Strategic advice on positioning development proposals to optimise the prospects of success

Case making

Advocacy of development proposals supported by strong and attractive graphic presentation

Applications for all forms of planning approval

Including flexible hybrid and “masterplan” outline permissions for complex and large developments such as Development Consent Orders, Listed Building Consent and Footpath Diversion/Closure Orders

Development plan representations (including Neighbourhood Plans)

Seeking to allocate land or influence policy from initial representations to making the case at Examination

Retail Impact Assessment

Strategies for promotion of retail development including addressing national policy tests on retail impact and sequential assessment

EIA (accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment)

Co-ordination and project management of EIA, assessment scenario testing, consideration of alternatives, drafting ES chapters and peer review

Development and regeneration frameworks

Including place-making and spatial planning strategies

Expert witness services

Including public inquiries, examinations, hearings, compulsory purchase, tribunals and Court proceedings

Development Consent Orders

Including NSIPs

Planning due diligence

Review and advice in support of acquisition/disposal including advice on risks of judicial review and strategy for mitigating planning risks

Compulsory purchase advice

Including preparation of Statements of Reasons in support of planned CPO, advice to those affected by CPO, all aspects of negotiating compensation, and Certificates of Appropriate Alternative Development


Preparation of plans to illustrate evidence spatially. Assistance with land searches, site assessment and the visualisation of property market, social and economic indicators.

Latest project

Featured project

Shale Gas exploratory bore holes

  • Client: INEOS Shale
  • Turley office: Manchester
  • Status: Ongoing

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