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arc planning

Sole Practitioner | www.arcplanning.co.uk

34b York Way
Kings Cross

Telephone: 07534 138851
Mobile: 07534 138851
Contact: Mr Christopher Bean

Email: chrisbean@arcplanning.co.uk

Website: www.arcplanning.co.uk


34b York Way
Kings Cross

Telephone: 07534 138851
Mobile: 07534 138851
Contact: Mr Christopher Bean

Email: chrisbean@arcplanning.co.uk

Mr Christopher Bean BA (Hons) MRTPI MAUD  [ E-mail ]

Chris is a Chartered Town Planner with a substantial level of knowledge and experience across a range of sectors from both public and private sector.

He has worked in the public sector, and for the last 14 years in the private sector, at Atkins (Cambridge) and Capita Symonds (London) where he led the Planning team. He set up arc planning in 2011 and runs the practice as a sole practitioner providing advice, support and specialist town planning skills to a range of projects.


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


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


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, Tree Preservation Orders, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts


Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

GIS, Internet


Schools Planning


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, 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, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sustainability Statements

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management

Minerals & Waste

Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Solar Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, 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, 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, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Housing Estate Masterplans, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      1
Total Professional Staff      1
Chartered Town Planners      1

arc planning

A planning consultancy based in central London, established by Chris Bean BA (Hons) MRTPI MAUD, a qualified town planner and urban designer.

With over 25 years experience in both public and private sectors, Chris provides a leading town planning and development service to a range of clients principally within London and the South East.

Chris offers clients a specialist, individual service and is committed to providing a pro-active approach to achieving success regardless of the issues and obstacles.


  • Development feasibility, site appraisal & planning strategy

  • Preparation of planning applications for all forms of development / change of use,

  • Listed Building consent

  • Advertisement consents

  • Certificates of Lawfulness

  • Development Plan Representation - The promotion of sites through the planning process from initial allocations to project delivery

  • Planning appeals including written representation, hearing or inquiry

  • Advice on Section 106 negotiations & CIL

  • Environmental Screening and coordination

  • Urban Design advice

Recent Experience

Some recent projects include;

  • Copley Close, Ealing - Estate regeneration of over 700 houses (recently awarded best conceptual project, London Planning Awards 2014)

  • Golf Links Estate, Ealing - Residential redevelopment of 50 houses

  • Nishkam School West London - Temporary school premises, sequential test in relation to permanent school site in Hounslow.

  • Crossrail - on going support to Contractors for additional permissions and consents for worksites in RB Greenwich and LB Newham

  • Hammersmith and Fulham - Certificate of Lawfulness for office premises and application for residential development

  • St Mary's Island, Chatham - Environmental Screening for residential development on behalf of Countryside Properties

  • Hertfordshire - Feasibility studies for potential redevelopment opportunities for a client portfolio of real estate assets

  • Residential Developments - Securing permission for smaller residential developments in London and Hertfordshire including development in the green belt, and rural building conversions

Chris has previously worked on a number of major multi-disciplinary projects including the London Olympics, major masterplanning and infrastructure projects.