Town Planning & Heritage Consultant

Town Planning – Development Projects

Our town planning services includes providing advice on small to medium sized development projects ranging from housing developments to urban regeneration schemes. Our strengths lie in exploring, not only the practical and strategic aspects of each project, but also its commercial potential, in guiding each scheme from concept to completion.  As a result, Townscape seeks innovative solutions to meet clients’ objectives and devises planning strategies drawn on extensive experience that not only meet out clients’ expectations but frequently exceeds them. Our knowledge and experience is central to the successful negotiation of planning permissions and the quality of advice we provide to our clients.

Land or Site Appraisals

We aim to provide a realistic and detailed of assessment of whether a site can achieve planning permission, indicating the type and quantity of development that we believe can be secured; how best to achieve this; and the likely timescale.  Any appraisal will focus on the existing designation of the site and the relevant national, regional and local planning policy context, but will also take account of the planning history of the site and its physical characteristics / topography and that of the surrounding area.

Strategic Planning

When you’re planning a new development, it’s important to see the big picture. That’s why we will work closely with you: to develop solutions tailored to your individual requirements and current market trends.

We work with landowners, house builders, developers, and property companies to take forward development and new build initiatives.

We specialise in a wide variety of development scenarios, from inner city buildings changing use from commercial to residential, small scale mixed use developments, and release of strategic brownfield and greenfield land for development where possible. We are more than than happy to make your representations for your land and property within emerging local plans.

Town Planning – Housing

Whether it be an extension to an existing house, refurbishment to an older property or development of new housing, Townscape offers expert and effective town planning advice to ensure your project is hassle free, is on budget and meets your timescales. Town Planning appeals forms a growing sector of our residential work and we are more than happy to discuss your requirements and to act on your behalf.

Commercial and Industrial

We assist clients to decide whether it is more efficient to extend their business premises, relocate to a new site and building or consider a new build development that is designed entirely to their requirements.

Townscape has experience advising clients in respect to office, warehousing, general and light-industrial developments, and obtaining planning permission.  We work with the client’s aspirations and advise them accordingly, whilst at the same time negotiating and coordinating with commercial surveyors and planning officers. Frequently there are vacant commercial and industrial premises available that are suitable to clients’ needs, however, they require permission for a change of use or extension or other external alteration. Townscape is adept on obtaining the necessary planning permission.

Heritage and Conservation

Townscape is an integrated Planning and Heritage consultancy. We provide specialist conservation and planning advice to the private, public and third sectors. We have significant experience of working on complex and innovative projects in the historic environment and has advised on many successful development schemes.

We take an informed and rigorous approach to understanding the historic environment and assessing its capacity for change, listen to our clients, work creatively with architects and other professions and strive to achieve excellent results.  We advise on development proposals and acting as expert witness at appeals, we undertake historic environment research, advise on urban design and can provide a full complement of services to local authorities. Townscape has a very successful track record and where appropriate likes to promote good contemporary architecture and urban design in the historic environment.

Have you got a question about one of our services? Get in touch now by calling 01524 730382.

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