Latest Projects

Site Design Advice Notes – Daventry District Council

We were appointed by Daventry District Council to produce site design notes, as part of their Local Plan preparation. Site Design Advice Notes were produced for Daventry District Council to provide design support and advice on potential residential allocations within the district as part of the preparation of the Part 2 Local Plan which sought […]

Character Appraisal – Corby Borough Council

We were appointed by Corby Borough Council to provide up-to-date character appraisals, to inform conservation area boundaries for villages. Working with Corby Borough Council we completed character appraisals and management plans for the villages of Great Oakley and Gretton -  the first to be prepared for these villages, having been designated in 1968 and 1970 […]

Site Design Advice Notes – Broxtowe Borough Council

We were appointed by Broxtowe Borough Council to provide evidence and deliver design review workshops to inform sustainability appraisal work and to help secure greater public buy-in for housing. The team provided heritage advice and evidence in support of appraising reasonable alternatives for site allocations. Our multidisciplinary Design Review Panels were involved in a number […]

Space Syntax Study – Lincolnshire County Council

We were appointed by Lincolnshire County Council to produce a Space Syntax Study for Holbeach, to support the pursuance of future regeneration measures  The Space Syntax Study for Holbeach provides an evidence base to work from, baseline data against which success of implementation can be measured and recommendations to improve connectivity between proposed development and […]

Tresham Garden Village

We were appointed by East Northamptonshire Council to carry out an independent design review for Tresham Garden Village – Masterplan and Delivery Strategy Tresham Garden Village (TGV) is one of 14 garden village projects that the Government is supporting through capacity funding and assistance from the Homes and Communities Agency. The aim of TGV is […]

Learning & Development

We have developed course content and delivered training events to town planners and elected members from local authorities. Throughout 2018 and 2019 our planning training has focused on using the “Councillor’s Companion for design in Planning” and “The Design Companion for Planning and Placemaking”, to provide a high quality design training programme delivered across the […]

Amber Valley

Working with Amber Valley Borough Council we helped facilitate and deliver a design led approach in producing supplementary planning guidance on the use and development of land between the A6 and River Derwent, Belper.  Working with our East Midlands Councils colleagues, our support in producing this guidance included delivering an informative workshop on “Design and […]

Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan

We were appointed by Uppingham Town Council to provide planning support and evidence capture. Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan was amongst the first tranche of neighbourhood plans to come forward in the country. It received support not only from us, but the Design Council and DCLG – now Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). The […]

Horncastle Town Council

We were appointed by Horncastle Town Council and neighbourhood plan group to prepare an Urban Structure Study  Horncastle located in Lincolnshire, is a market town with a rich and diverse history dating back to the Roman times. In preparing their neighbourhood plan, the community sought to answer the question of ‘how new development could support […]

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