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Selby Residential Development Approved

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Milestone moment for 1,400 Dwelling Urban Extension

What we do

Our services cover the full planning process from project conception to planning permission and all stages in between. Our Leeds and London teams of town planners are all educated to Degree level and above, and are all Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

We have an extensive range of private sector and local government experience in many property sectors, and this list is constantly evolving. Our expertise includes work on projects throughout the UK, for a wide range of clients, from individual land owners to multi-national companies, in the following fields:

  • Food and non-food retail development
  • Commercial and industrial
  • Housing (from a single dwelling to major residential schemes)
  • Heritage and conservation planning
  • Urban Design
  • Green Belt and rural development
  • Renewable energy
  • Sports and leisure facilities
  • Minerals and waste
  • Financial institutions
  • Cafes, coffee bars, restaurants, public houses
  • Hotels and tourism
  • Student accommodation and education facilities

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The main focus of our work in all of these planning sectors is the promotion of specific schemes or the protection of clients’ assets, through planning applications, appeals, development plan and Community Infrastructure Levy representations and examinations and representations on emerging national planning guidance.

Effective team working is vital for the success of any project. We have extensive experience at setting up and co-ordinating multi-disciplinary project teams, and have strong working relationships with other professionals in the development industry. We also work well within already established teams where our expertise is helpful to a project. Our team working also includes developing and maintaining good working relationships with Local Planning Authorities and stakeholders. We are able to arrange exhibitions and public/community consultation events for projects.

Whatever your planning project needs, we will deliver a high quality product and intelligent and commercially realistic advice. Examples of the variety of services that we can provide include:

  • General planning advice and planning appraisals of land and property
  • Submission of all types of planning applications including demolition, Listed Building Consent, and Conservation Area applications
  • Submission of appeals
  • Submission of representations on development plans at the local level (Local Development Frameworks/Local Plans and Supplementary Documents and Neighbourhood Plans); CIL documents and on emerging national planning policy documents
  • Professional witness evidence to Hearings and Public Inquiries for appeals, Call-In Inquiries, Compulsory Purchase Orders, Lands Tribunal Cases and Court Proceedings
  • Defensive planning work to protect clients’ existing and future assets
  • Enforcement advice
  • Supporting documentation to accompany planning applications including:
    • Design and Access Statements
    • Planning Statements
    • Retail Assessments
    • Economic Assessments
    • Sequential Site Assessments
    • Environmental Statements
    • Statements of Community Consultation