Our Services

Planning & Housing

Our services in relation to planning and housing are at the interface between the Planning system and housing.  

We have provided these services to the following clients.

Audit Commission

  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Securing Community Benefits Through the Planning Process

Banks Developments

  • Evaluation of affordable housing requirements in land developments
  • Advice on development partners and discharging affordable housing obligations

Barratt Homes

  • Assessment of affordable housing need and supply in support of planning applications

Bellway Homes

  • Expert witness in planning appeals on housing demand and supply
  • Assessment of affordable housing need and supply in support of planning applications

Carlton Power

  • Grange Farm, Great Broughton:  assessment of affordable housing need and viability

Cherwell District Council

  • Support in determining planning application and unilateral undertaking for affordable housing in large mixed use development

Countylife Homes

  • Negotiation of affordable housing obligations.

Dunelm Property Services

  • Planning and funding of affordable housing:  report and staff training

East Northamptonshire District Council

  • Investigation of the need for higher value housing within its housing land supply.

Gladedale Homes

  • Expert witness to Public Inquiry:  Planning and Affordable Housing
  • Specialist advice in negotiation on affordable housing requirements

Hellens Developments

  • Assessment of affordable housing need and supply in support of planning applications

Innovation and development agency (IDeA)

  • Training for local authority housing officers in planning and affordable housing evaluation

London Borough of Islington

  • Evaluation of affordable housing obligations - with Campbell Tickell

Jordan Engineering

  • Development support in redevelopment of premises for housing use

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

  • Author:  Understanding Planning Gain
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Developer and Purchaser Attitudes in New Build Mixed Tenure Housing
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Delivering Affordable Housing Through Section 106:  Outputs and Outcomes
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Planning Gain and Affordable Housing - Making It Count
  • Member of Advisory Panel:  Land and Finance for Affordable Housing

Miller Homes 

  • Specialist advice in negotiation on affordable housing requirements

Positive Development Trust

  • Training workshop on affordable housing for Lynmouth & Lynton Neighbourhood Plan

Prism Planning

  • Expert witness statement in planning appeal on affordable housing obligations

Royal Town Planning Institute

  • Training on planning and affordable housing
  • Member of Task Group Planning for Housing and co-author of  Improved Practice in SHMAs

Seneca Homes

  • Mainsforth Terrace, Hartlepool:  viability assessment for affordable housing obligations

Space Architecture and Environment

  • Input to master planning exercise for zero carbon community

Steve Hesmondhalgh & Associates LLP

  • Beaconhill, Darlington:  viability assessment of affordable housing obligations
  • Blakeston Lane, Stockton on Tees:  assessment of housing demand and affordable housing need
  • Gilcrux, Allerdale:  affordable housing need assessment
  • Windy Hill, Marske:  assessment of housing demand, affordable housing need and economic impact
  • Middleton St George:  assessment of housing demand, affordable housing need and economic impact

Thrive Homes

  • Representations to Three Rivers DC LDF Core Strategy - with Campbell Tickell

Wynyard Park Ltd

  • Housing Market Assessment for proposed zero carbon mixed use community
  • Representations in respect of LDF Core Strategy in Hartlepool and Stockton Upon Tees BC
  • Housing market assessment and needs studies to support planning application 

City of York Council

  • Expert witness in dispute over commuted sum for affordable housing obligations