Areas of Expertise

Planning and delivering large scale growth initiatives, strategic projects and other important sites or regeneration programmes is a complex process that requires a unique blend of skills, dedication and a proactive approach.  Our team provide a wide range of planning and delivery services to both public and private sector clients to support them through the process.

We provide a personal and dedicated service to meet client requirements and will select the right team to address issues and challenges in a flexible way. Our approach, based upon close collaborative working addresses needs whilst also developing the capability and capacity of the people we work with.

We can lead the preparation of planning strategies, development frameworks and masterplans, working with other technical disciplines to help create visionary and deliverable proposals. We can also support the preparation and consideration of material for Local Plans as well as for site specific planning applications, helping stakeholders from pre-application stages all the way through to the discharge of conditions to enable development to begin.

We have a particularly strong understanding and considerable experience of supporting Local Authorities in the planning process, working with Officers, Members and local communities to consider and evolve locally appropriate approaches.

Strategic Advice & Strategy development

Strategic Advice & Strategy development

We are experts in evolving and delivering complex, strategic projects. We can act as strategic advisors and critical friend to clients bringing forward a range of planning and regeneration strategies, local plans, masterplans and planning applications. We can also lead and contribute towards the evolution and implementation of key policies and strategies.

Supporting projects through planning

Supporting projects through planning

We can help bring complex schemes positively through all stages of the planning process. Support can be provided at early policy and project development stages (supporting Local Plan progress), putting in place effective pre-application processes (including creating & implementing Planning Performance Agreements), through to helping to assess planning applications and associated decision making.

Project Management & Governance

Project Management & Governance

We can provide peer-group review and interim management support – both in the form of the direct project management of individual sites/programmes, through to the management of wider services. We can work alongside statutory processes to provide a wider holistic approach to the whole planning and delivery process. We can also advise on governance and decision making, as well as provide professional training to build internal capacity.

Viability, Funding & Delivery

Viability, Funding & Delivery

We can advise on scheme viability, providing independent brokerage and negotiation where necessary to help overcome issues. We provide support in the application of a wide range of viability models including the Garden City & Large Sites Financial Model. We can provide support in finding solutions to enable schemes to progress into delivery including consideration of funding opportunities, approaches to land and the roles of wider stakeholders.

Building Capacity & Skills

Building Capacity & Skills

We can provide 1-2-1 critical friend support as well as broader training and capacity building to help empower and enhance internal capacity. Training can be tailored to meet need and could include matters such as viability, plan making processes, governance, delivery vehicles, etc.

Why Choose Us

      • Fully responsive to client needs
      • Positive approach working with you to deliver results
      • Trusted and highly respected in the sector
      • Unrivalled knowledge & experience
      • Flexible and adaptable to provide a bespoke service.

What Client’s Say

The critical friend support we have received from members of the team has been key to moving forward with our strategic sites, building our capacity and confidence to deal with complex projects.
Planning Policy Manager, Local Authority
We are promoting a very large scheme under challenging circumstances. Support has helped to navigate through many complex issues, performing a key role between us and the Local Authority to help maintain positive progress. We wouldn’t have come this far so quickly without the support.
Promoter, Major developer/RSL