Planning is increasingly complex, requiring highly skilled consultants with a broad national view coupled with detailed up to date local knowledge.
Our multi award-winning team is driven by finding solutions to these problems to improve the places we live, work, and play.
As one of the largest Planning teams in the UK, our work is extraordinarily diverse.
Our creativity has led to us achieving an unbeatable track record across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, becoming market leaders in Norwich and the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, industry leaders in the hospitality and leisure sector, and major players in London, Essex and Scotland.
With the benefit of working beside our development, agency, capital markets, rural and building teams, we always take a commercial view across the planning process which our clients find hugely valuable. From major mixed-use schemes, to science and technology campuses, to restaurant portfolios, our work with developers, housebuilders, and university colleges has resulted in award-winning successes.
With the support of registered in-house specialists in environmental impact assessments, socio-economic and housing researchers, heritage consultants, and master planners, we provide the key upstream services that inform an intellectually rigorous and comprehensive planning strategy and submission.
How can we help
Strategic planning advice for Science and Technology assets
Securing planning permission locks value into your development, but it is the early strategic and creative planning advice that creates it.
Strategic planning advice for development
Securing planning permission locks value into your development, but it’s early strategic and creative planning advice that creates it.
The most incredible, architecturally outstanding schemes may fail to get planning permission if heritage policy and conservation has not been carefully considered.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Minimising the environmental impact of our clients’ proposed developments is something we take extremely seriously – to the extent that we are recognised by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) as being at the forefront of good practice and expertise in EIA. This is reflected by our EIA Quality Mark Accreditation, which demonstrates our ‘competent expert’ status.
Urban Design Studio
A master plan is more than just a plan; it’s about understanding how spaces and places work. Our knowledgeable Urban Designs and Landscape architects are helping developers to shape places where people live, work and play.
Bidwells’ experienced professionals provide RICS Accredited Expert Witness, Arbitration and Independent Expert services for disputes arising on matters such as planning appeals, land and property valuations, building defects and boundary matters.
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Radical Regeneration Manifesto
Inspirational policy ideas for a future Oxford-Cambridge Arc powerhouse, stepping up delivery and sparking knowledge industry-led regeneration and truly sustainable economic growth across the UK