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Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Farms, Horticulture, Planning & Development
Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home
Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Buildings, World Heritage Sites
AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Green Belt, Rural Regeneration
Distribution and Warehousing, Offices
Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Manual for Streets, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing
Heavy Industry, Light Industry
Expert Witness, Section 106 Agreements
Solar Power, Wind Power
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Site Design Layout, Town Centres
Development Plan Representation, Local Plan Inquiries, Local Plans
Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Guest Houses / B&B, Tourism
Urban & Rural Planning Associates Limited is a privately-owned company established in 2003. Based in South-East Cornwall we have clients throughout the south-west and nationally.
Andy Harwood is a Director of the Company and has been working within planning since 1990. He has gained experience within the public and private sectors. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Town and Country Planning from the University of Reading.
Andy has worked for various local authorities first of all in the south-east and since 1995, in the south-west. Whilst working for Local Planning Authorities, he specialised in the complicated area of enforcement work, managing teams at two local authorities. He is also a consultant editor of “Development Control Practice”, the essential reference for all those involved in the planning process.
Andy has dealt with many complex planning applications and planning appeals and continue to represent some local councils/public bodies. The company has a broad client base including house builders, land owners, architects, legal firms and parties interested in the development process.
Experienced planner Chris Anscombe is also available and is retained as a consultant. He has considerable development control experience consisting of some 30 years in local government, with both urban and rural authorities, and then from January 2002 to March 2011 as a Planning Inspector. He worked with Andy for two years at the former Caradon District Council (1998 - 2000) where they provided the professional planning expertise in the Council's enforcement team. He has now taken voluntary early retirement as part of the public sector spending review and so has the opportunity to share his experience with us and to provide advice where requested.
The nature of our work varies considerably including application submissions, affordable housing schemes, enforcement cases, appeals (inquiries, hearings and written representations), conditions/S106 negotiations and general planning advice.
Planning regulations are becoming ever more complicated and Local Planning Authorities are under great pressure, having less time to assist you than they have in the past. It is often cost effective to pay an experienced professional to help you with this very specialist field.