Design and planning advice
High quality design plays a leading role in creating better quality, more people friendly places – and should be considered as a central part of the planning process. Using our expert knowledge of development planning and architectural expertise, we guide local authorities, developers and their delivery teams, towards design solutions which meet the ambitions of their particular project and enhance the distinctive character of a place.
Our understanding of the language of both planning and design enables us to act as a link between all those involved in the process. We support public and private sector clients in steering projects smoothly through the planning system, and planning authorities by assessing the quality of planning applications and acting as a representative in negotiations – providing reasoned, honest advice, grounded in evidence of good practice.