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 impact assessments, 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




Case Studies



OUR services

planning capabilities

Environmental Impact Assessments


Hospitality & Leisure


Urban Design Studio





joshua geale

Joshua Geale

Senior Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Urban Design Studio

danielle percy

Danielle Percy

Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, Head of Landscape Architecture

mark myles

Mark Myles

Head of Planning - Scotland

jonathan phillips

Jonathan Phillips

Partner, Planning

steve handforth partner heritage

Steve Handforth

Partner, Heritage

kate hannelly

Kate Hannelly

Associate, Heritage and Design

sarah hornbrook associate planning

Sarah Hornbrook

Associate, Planning

christopher surfleet

Chris Surfleet

Partner, Head of Heritage and Urban Design Studio

jake lambert graduate planner

Jake Lambert

Planner, Planning

harry ramsey graduate planner

Harry Ramsey

Planner, Planning

emma thompson

Emma Thompson

Principal Planner

mark harris associate planning

Mark Harris

Associate, Planning

robert love

Robert Love

Senior Planner, Planning

luisa townsley pateam secretary planning

Luisa Townsley

PA/Team Secretary, Planning

fiona macadie

Fiona MacAdie

Associate, Heritage and Design

martina sechi landscape architect

Martina Sechi

Principal Landscape Architect, Urban Design Studio

fiona williams principal heritage and design

Fiona Williams

Principal, Heritage and Design

paul semple

Paul Semple

Partner, Planning

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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

Heritage Planner

tom matheou graduate planner

Tom Matheou

Senior Planner, Planning

guy kaddish

Guy Kaddish

Partner, Planning

jessica hill graduate planner

Jessica Hill

Senior Planner, Planning

ryan nicholls planner planning

Ryan Nicholls

Senior Planner, Planning

iain hill partner planning

Iain Hill

Partner, Planning

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Senior Planner

mike jones partner planning

Mike Jones

Partner, Planning

michael derbyshire

Mike Derbyshire

Partner, Head of Planning

paul willmott partner head of planning cambridge

Paul Willmott OBE

Managing Partner, 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

Associate, Planning

richard butler

Richard Butler

Associate, Planning

steven butler

Steven Butler

Associate, Planning

anthony child

Anthony Child

Principal Planner

juliet clark principal planner

Juliet Clark

Principal Planner

darren cogman

Darren Cogman

Associate, Planning

helen davies assistant landscape architect urban design studio

Helen Davies

Senior Landscape Architect & Urban Designer, Urban Design Studio

carey doyle associate eia planning

Carey Doyle

Associate, EIA, Planning

simon elliott

Simon Elliott

Associate, Planning

chloe french

Chloe French

Associate, Planning

daniel gender sherry

Daniel Gender-Sherry

Principal Planner

susannah green assistant planner

Suzi Green

Planner, Planning

georgina pickett senior planner

Georgina Pickett

Principal Heritage Consultant



RTPI Chartered Town Planners    Planning     hbfIEMA


Landscape Institute           Urban Design Group           Institute of Historic Building Conservation

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