City Park West in Chelmsford


Your commercially astute local specialiSTS

Our planning team is among the largest in the UK and includes a number of specialist consultants covering retail, housing needs, economic, social and environmental  assessments, health & wellbeing assessment, urban design, heritage and strategic development. Our work in multidisciplinary teams gives us unparalleled insight into the dynamics of commercial, residential and rural development. As a result, we take a commercial view of all aspects of the planning process. Clients find this hugely valuable in conjunction with our in-depth planning expertise plus the array of resources we offer as a large firm.

Our work has ranged from attaining planning permissions for mixed-use new settlements to the Private Rented Sector (PRS), education facilities to horse-racing facilities, research and development campuses to business parks, new homes to conversions of heritage assets.  Our clients range from major house builders to leisure organisations, developers to universities, housing associations to private investors. We can complement their in-house resources or act as their own team, embedded in their business if that’s the best approach to serve that client to undertake a portfolio review or coordinate a planning development team.

Our planning consultants work across Cambridge, Oxford, London, Milton Keynes, Norwich and Scotland. Contact us today to find out how we can work with you on your project. 

£3 bn

of residential development in the pipeline 

2 Wins

From RTPI awards in the last 3 years


staff including 20 Partners


mixed-use scheme homes currently submitted via planning






OUR services

planning capabilities

Environmental Impact Assessments


Hospitality & Leisure

and wellbeing

Urban Design Studio





joshua geale

Joshua Geale

Principal Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Urban Design Studio

danielle percy

Danielle Percy

Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, Head of Landscape Architecture

mark myles

Mark Myles

Partner, Head of Planning Scotland

jonathan phillips

Jonathan Phillips

Partner, Planning

steve handforth partner heritage

Steve Handforth

Partner, Heritage

kate hannelly

Kate Hannelly-Brown

Associate, Heritage and Design

harriet wooler planner planning

Harriet Wooler

Senior Planner

sarah hornbrook associate planning

Sarah Hornbrook

Associate, Planning

christopher surfleet

Chris Surfleet

Divisional Managing Partner, Head of Heritage & Urban Design Studio

jake lambert graduate planner

Jake Lambert

Senior Planner, Planning

martina sechi landscape architect

Martina Sechi

Principal Landscape Architect, Urban Design Studio

fiona williams principal heritage and design

Fiona Williams

Principal, Heritage and Design

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Flora MacLeod

Associate, Planning

alison wright

Alison Wright

Associate, Planning

james alflatt

James Alflatt

Partner, Planning

daniele haynes heritage planner

Daniele Haynes

Senior Heritage Consultant

emma thompson

Emma Thompson

Principal Planner

guy kaddish

Guy Kaddish

Partner, Planning

mark harris associate planning

Mark Harris

Associate, Planning

iain hill partner planning

Iain Hill

Partner, Planning

robert love

Robert Love

Principal Planner

rebecca smith senior planner

Rebecca Smith

Principal Planner

luisa townsley pateam secretary planning

Luisa Townsley

Planning Support Executive

mike jones partner planning

Mike Jones

Partner, Planning

michael derbyshire

Mike Derbyshire

Partner, Head of Planning

robert hopwood

Rob Hopwood

Partner, Planning

sam metson

Sam Metson

Partner, Planning

corinne macdougall

Corinne MacDougall

Associate Planning

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Jonathan Bainbridge

Partner, Planning

steven butler

Steven Butler

Associate, Planning

anthony child

Anthony Child

Principal Planner

juliet clark principal planner

Juliet Clark

Associate, Planning

darren cogman

Darren Cogman

Associate, Planning

chloe french

Chloe French

Associate, Planning

susannah green assistant planner

Suzi Green

Senior Planner, Planning



RTPI Chartered Town Planners    Planning     hbfIEMA


Landscape Institute           Urban Design Group           Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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