Planning

We frequently act as Lead Consultant, not just because planning is crucial to unlocking value in the development process, but because we have the experience and understanding needed for the successful co-ordination of design and technical issues required to achieve planning consents.

We can produce planning viability assessments working with Whiteleaf Consulting to unlock value in the development process.

Our high level of expertise in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Planning, Minerals and Waste, Energy, Residential, Commercial and Brownfield redevelopment has required us to engage a variety of governmental and non-governmental bodies both in the UK and abroad.

 

The success of our planning team rests on experience and sound judgement. Our team draws from a variety of different professional backgrounds including Chartered Town Planners, Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Legal Planners including commercial and ex local government professionals.

This varied background creates a strong base used to deliver proportionate, well informed and balanced advice. Our senior staff members are experienced expert witnesses at planning Appeals and Inquiries.

Minerals and Waste

We have worked on over 300 quarries in 55 Counties of the UK and Ireland; throughout Continental Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean; and undertaken 18 pieces of research for the British Government mostly centred on mineral extraction, making us one of the leading consultancies in the minerals industry.

We are highly knowledgeable in leading waste management processes having worked on projects for facilities including composting and anaerobic digestion, refuse derived fuel, and waste to energy recovery through various technologies, as well as final disposal through landfill.

 

Our extensive knowledge and experience in this sector coupled with our inquisitive approach, sound judgment and negotiating skills enables us to navigate proposals through the planning process. Acting as advocates for our clients, we ensure all expenditure on a project is appropriately directed, thereby extracting maximum benefit from allocated budgets.

realise development opportunities from inception to completion

As experienced project managers, we are able to build teams drawing from our own experienced professionals, other specialist consultancies and our clients in-house expertise, in order to realise development opportunities from inception to completion. This can include the assessment and delivery of built after-uses.