PLANNING
socio-ECONOMICS

living, leisure and work: commercially viable healthy communities

Healthy places to live and work are high-up on the UK Governments agenda and planning is being asked to play its part. Population pressures and economic growth are driving housing need, creating opportunities for many of our clients to make their mark on the urban and rural landscape.

OUR APPROACH

Working with landowners and developers, we deploy our research skills and innovative approaches to promote their schemes, particularly where Local Plan policies are challenging.   

Our master planning and site development strategies maximise the opportunity for development returns while ensuring that the appropriate levels of community infrastructure and public open space are included. 

Our clients value our knowledge at the forefront of best practice in healthy living and demographic analysis, partnering with us to minimise planning risk and deliver legacy development.

OUR SERVICES

We work throughout the UK, regularly working closely with colleagues in planning, EIA, urban design, residential development and commercial to provide a well informed and seamless service.

  • Advice on provision of housing, employment, social infrastructure and health & wellbeing to inform Master-planning 
  • Site development strategies (new towns through to single occupier sites)
  • Demographic research and modelling
  • Objective Assessment of Housing Need
  • Housing, commercial & sports research and market intelligence
  • Employment land supply and need assessments
  • Social infrastructure assessments
  • Economic and socio-economic impact assessment/EIA socio-economic chapters
  • Health impact assessments
  • Retail impact assessments
  • GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping of social, economic and market data
  • Defining S106 requirements
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