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Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd

Limited Company | www.arcusconsulting.co.uk/

Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd (York)
Suite 1C
Swinegate Court East
3 Swinegate

Telephone: 01904 715 470
Contact: Mr Alasdair Adey MRTPI

Other offices in: Glasgow

Email: alasdaira@arcusconsulting.co.uk

Website: www.arcusconsulting.co.uk/


Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd (York)
Suite 1C
Swinegate Court East
3 Swinegate

Telephone: 01904 715 470
Contact: Mr Alasdair Adey MRTPI

Email: alasdaira@arcusconsulting.co.uk


Arcus Consultancy Services Ltd (Glasgow)
7th Floor
145 St. Vincent Street
G2 5JF

Telephone: 0141 221 9997

Email: info@arcusconsulting.co.uk

Mr Alasdair Adey MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Clare Walters  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, 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


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Characterisation Studies, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Impact Tests, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

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


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet, Web & Graphic Design


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate, Health Assessments, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning


Appeals, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

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

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Sectoral Housing Support Studies , 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, Shops, Site Design Layout, 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, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      70
Total Professional Staff      40
Chartered Town Planners      3
Chartered Surveyors      1
Chartered & Professional Engineers      1
Landscape & Environment Professionals      10
Conservation Professionals      10
Transport Professionals      5
Economic Development Professionals      1
Management Professionals      5
Overseas Staff      1
Overseas Offices      Cape Town, South Africa

Countries operated in: Africa

South Africa

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom

Arcus is a planning, environmental, and engineering consultancy, with approximately 55 staff with a proven track record of delivering a wide variety of projects through the planning system.

Our focus is on providing informed and independent planning advice so that clients have the benefit of a bespoke service. We seek to deliver the clients’ requirements by using our detailed knowledge and experience of how the planning system operates, with understanding on how decision-makers, technical consultees and local communities may react to development proposals.

We combine our knowledge and experience of the planning system with Arcus’s in-house technical specialisms across a wide variety of environmental disciplines in order to provide a planning-led and co-ordinated approach. We believe this approach has resulted in our high success rate in planning and has maximised the likelihood that clients’ requirements are actually achieved.

Our clients are from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the public sector and community organisations, as well as private developers and landowners. This has enabled us to appreciate more broadly the motivations of all interests in projects, in order to deliver the best possible solutions.

For property work, Arcus trades under the name Surface Property.