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Colin Rae Planning

Sole Practitioner | www.colinrae.co.uk

Agriculture

Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Planning & Development

Business

Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home

Conservation

Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Green Belt, Rural Regeneration, Visual Impact Assessments

Design

Design Layout

Enforcement

Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Nursing Homes

Housing

Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments

Industrial

Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Waste Disposal

Legal

Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Local Plan Making

Marine

Land use

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements

Renewable Energy

Biomass

Research

Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals

Retail

Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Markets, Shops, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design

Planning and Development

The Practice operates throughout the UK and offers impartial independent advice on a wide range of services in respect of town and country planning and development.

A fresh independent approach can be given on controversial issues as well as acting as a bridge between interested parties and the Local Authority. Initial consultation is free.

Professional Staff

Colin Rae has worked extensively in both the public and private sector. He has been a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute since 1973.

Recent Projects

Recent projects include:

The Practice has a wide range of public and private sector clients. Public Inquiries have been undertaken on behalf of North West Leicestershire District Council, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Rutland County Council, Mansfield District Council, South Kesteven District Council & Selby District Council. Larger private sector clients have included Leicester City Football Club, Southwell Racecourse, Caledonian Building Systems Ltd, The Driving Standards Agency, Hammond Grange Ltd (Leicester), Ransomwood Estates, Leicestershire Aero Club, Franklyn Holdings, Frank Goulding Ltd, Impact Accident Repairs Ltd and Hazelwood Properties Ltd.

Recent instructions include:-

  • Approval for 127 houses at Shirland, Derbyshire.
  • Approval for 9 Dwellings in the Meadows area of Nottingham.
  • Development Briefs for large employment and residential sites.
  • Planning and Enforcement Appeals.
  • Development Land Appraisals and Major development applications.
  • Paint Ball & Quad Bike activities.
  • Childrens Private Day Centres in Nottingham and Leicester;
  • HMO and Student Accommodation applications and appeals.
  • Livery stables.
  • Dental & Physiotherapy Clinics.
  • Rural planning advice.
  • Green Belt issues.
  • Barn Conversions.
  • Certificate of Lawful Use applications.
  • Design & Access Statements.
  • Flood Risk Sequential Test Reports.

(Please also refer to the web site 'www.colinrae.co.uk')