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Services

TOWN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Our experienced Chartered Planners provide a comprehensive range of planning services across all sectors and a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients.

Planning Advice

Development appraisals and pre-application planning advice

Planning Applications and Appeals
  • Submitting and project managing planning applications, including prior approvals
  • Planning appeals & providing expert witness evidence at inquiries and hearings
  • Post planning assistance – Non- Material Amendments (NMAs); S73 (Town and Country Planning Act 1190) applications
Development Appraisals
  • Identifying current and future development opportunities and advising landowners/agents on how to unlock the latent value
  • Planning Policy and Site Promotion
  • Advising on promotion of sites through the planning system 
  • Promoting sites through the development plan and/or making representations against preferred sites
  • Monitoring preparation and progress of emerging plans, in the process identifying opportunities for release of sites for development where a policy vacuum exists or where the supply of sites falls short of the minimum supply stipulated by government policy
Agricultural/Rural

Barn conversions

Planning Enforcement

All aspects of planning enforcement casework, including making applications for certificates of lawfulness; advising on the appropriate ground to challenge an Enforcement Notice

Build & Natural Environment
  • Appraisal of development proposals affecting listed or conservation areas.
  •  Draw upon specialist landscape assessments or ecological studies and advise on impact of development proposals upon landscape character, visual amenity and nature conversation
ENGINEERING SERVICES

Our experienced Chartered Engineers provide civil & structural engineering consultancy services to complement and support planning submissions. We offer a comprehensive site feasibility study providing initial engineering advice on drainage and flood risk, highways and site levels to inform architectural layout and urban master-planning.

  • Professional Planning & Support
  • Pre-planning advice on road design, levels, drainage and earthworks
  • Flood Risk Assessments (FRAs) & Review
  • Liaison with Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs), Environment Agency (EA), Sewerage Authorities, Drainage and Water Boards
  • Collaboration with Architects and Master Planners to optimise site layouts
Drainage Design
  • Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) & Statements
  • Preliminary Drainage strategies
  • Detailed Foul and Surface Water Drainage Design & Management
Highway Design
  • Highway geometry design
  • Horizontal and Vertical alignment
  • Pavement design
  • Traffic assessment advice
  • Road Safety Audit advice
Site Levels
  • 3D Modelling
  • Earthworks volume calculations
  • Slope/retaining wall designs
Post-planning compliance with industry standards and guidance, statutory legislation and building regulations
  • Tender and Pricing
  • Technical Approval submissions for statutory adoption agreements, g. S278, S38, S184, S228, etc of the Highways Act 1980; and S98, S104 and S185 of the Water Industry Act 1991
  • Reserved Matters submissions and resolution of planning conditions
  • Specifications to industry standards and criteria
  • Standard Construction Details
  • Design calculations and Construction Issue drawings
  • Compliance with CDM 2015 Designer’s duties
  • Attendance at design / site team meetings as required