Local Plan evidence base
Effective policy, grounded in real insight into the specific character of a place, is the foundation from which truly successful urban environments are built. Using our urban design and development planning expertise, we support clients in forming robust evidence base from which their planning policy and local plans are developed.
With a robust analytical approach, we dig deep into the details of a place, assessing the full scope of both the opportunities and challenges it presents – as well as engaging directly with the people who live and work there, who should play a pivotal role in shaping how their community develops. This method allows to create bespoke and well informed policies on a range of topics – from heritage, to transport, design, and the environment – all used to guide development in a positive direction.
Take a look at some examples of our work showing this service in action
Character Assessment (SPD), Bracknell
Gillingham Town Centre Masterplan
South Buckinghamshire Townscape Character Assessment
Winchester Station Approach Masterplan
Harestone and Woldingham Character Assessments and Design Guidance (SPD)
Romford Development Framework
Hertford Town Centre Strategy