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Antony Aspbury Associates Ltd

Limited Company |

20 Park Lane Business Centre
Park Lane

Telephone: 0115 852 8050
Fax: 0115 852 8059
Contact: Mr Tony Aspbury




20 Park Lane Business Centre
Park Lane

Telephone: 0115 852 8050
Fax: 0115 852 8059
Contact: Mr Tony Aspbury


Mr Antony P. Aspbury BA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

I founded the Practice in 1983. Now, in the main, I supervise major commissions. Amongst other things, I have appeared as an expert witness at Public Local Inquiries relating to major planning proposals and the preparation of development plans and at examinations in public into regional planning guidance. I also advise our variety of corporate clients on the feasibility of development projects. As a result, I’m conversant with the latest commercial development practices and with a range of funding arrangements for development including private finance and public sources, such as grants. I am Past President of the (now Derbyshire and) Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, having been Past Chairman of the Environment Committee and Newark Civic Trust. I’m currently on the Board of Nottingham Development Enterprise (NDE) and Nottingham Express Transit.

Mr Michael J. Downes BA, BPI, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

I started as a Local Government Planning Officer, moved on to work for three major house building companies as a Land Manager and Strategic Planning Advisor before joining the Practice in 1996. With 20 years’ experience of both public and private sectors, I offer an informed insight into the workings of Local Authority, pressure groups and the development industry. Amongst my wide-ranging commissions, I am heavily involved in local plan site promotion work for private clients, Development Control outsourcing from local authorities, and advising farming clients as part of the company’s planning panel status with the National Farmers Union. I am also a fully accredited member of the RTPI.

Mr Matthew Hubbard PG Dip TP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

I have nearly 20 years' experience in Local Government, having worked in Development Control since 1994 and held a Principal Planner's role since 2004. I joined the Practice in 2006. Since then, I have had considerable involvement in most types of planning applications, appeals and major development schemes for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and retail uses. My background ensures that I am fully conversant with development processes, ranging from feasibility schemes, the preparation of Design & Access Statements and other supporting statements, and Section 106 negotiations through to appeal procedures. I have been a fully accredited member of the RTPI since 1996.

Mr Jonathan Pope BSc (Hons), MSc, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

I joined Antony Aspbury Associates in 2008. Prior to that, I gained over five years’ Local Authority experience in Development Control and also worked in the private sector for a major house builder. With this background, I have substantial knowledge of the planning system and a sound practical working understanding of the planning process. I have been involved in all types of applications and planning appeals in addition to working on major developments that require Environmental Impact Assessments, Section 106 negotiations and specialist supporting statements. I have been a fully accredited member of the RTPI since 2004.


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


Conservation Areas, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms




City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, 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, Sub-regional Planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      9
Total Professional Staff      7
Chartered Town Planners      4

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Company Profile

Antony Aspbury Associates is a specialist town planning and development consultancy offering a comprehensive service throughout the United Kingdom. All of our professional staff are members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Our services comprise:

  • Research
  • Development Appraisals and Feasibility Studies
  • Site finding and Site Appraisals
  • Monitoring, vetting and making representations on development plans
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Liaison with local authorities
  • Submitting Planning Applications and Appeals (including applications to discharge planning conditions)
  • Drafting of Design and Access Statements
  • Co-ordination of the preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Providing Expert Witnesses and Evidence for public local inquiries and examinations in public.

The Practice provides a town planning service only, but, when necessary, we can nominate, assemble and lead commission-dedicated teams of professionals in other related disciplines, including: architects, landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, lawyers, project managers and quantity surveyors etc.

Commissions undertaken by the Practice include:

  • Housing
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Retail and Leisure
  • Agricultural
  • Urban Regeneration/Brownfield Redevelopment
  • New communities
  • Major town expansion schemes
  • Business, industrial and leisure parks, shops, hotels and roadside services.

Our clients include commercial businesses (principally within the property and development industry), public authorities and agencies and private individuals.