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Benchmark Development Planning Ltd

Limited Company | www.benchmarkplanning.co.uk

Benchmark House
3 Harnwood Rd

Telephone: 01722 416 016
Mobile: 07770 643 243
Contact: Richard Greenwood

Email: richard@benchmarkplanning.co.uk

Website: www.benchmarkplanning.co.uk


Benchmark House
3 Harnwood Rd

Telephone: 01722 416 016
Mobile: 07770 643 243
Contact: Richard Greenwood

Email: richard@benchmarkplanning.co.uk

Richard Greenwood BA (Hons) BPl MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Option Agreements, 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, 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), Country Parks, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks


Architecture, Characterisation Studies, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Viability Assessment





Health Planning

Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Schools Planning


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

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

Minerals & Waste

Mineral Local Plans, Quarries

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Land Availabiltiy Studies, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Impact Tests, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Theme Parks, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      3
Total Professional Staff      2
Chartered Town Planners      2

We are here to help you negotiate the way successfully through the planning system to secure valuable permissions.

Richard Greenwood (Salisbury Office) is the principal of BDP with more than 25 years of experience in a wide range of projects ranging from residential to commercial. Colin Tebb (Dorchester Office) has just joined at Director level.

We regularly deal with urban and rural projects from the most ordinary of plots to the most complex.

We deal with a wide range of projects that involve seeking approval from local government and at appeal from the Planning Inspectorate for major companies, country estates, SMEs and individuals.

We pride ourselves on providing clients recently with:

+Quick fire planning advice whenever a client has a question;

+Rapid development appraisals of what should be possible;

+Working with project managers or leading development teams through the planning stages, prior to construction;

+Effective negotiation to secure important pre-application advice from Authorities to minimise clients' risk and costs;

+Promoting parcels of land for larger scale and strategic development;

+Securing permitted development rights to turn offices and barns (etc) into homes;

+Regenerating listed buildings for a range of uses;

+Successfully writing and editing environmental impact assessments;

+Winning appeals for a wide range of projects and appearing as professional witnesses; and,

+Securing VALUABLE PLANNING PERMISSIONS, LBCs and prior approvals etc;

If you have land and property in the UK and need specialist town and country planning advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.