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Limited Liability Partnership | www.bidwells.co.uk

Bidwell House
Trumpington Road

Telephone: 01223 841841
Fax: 01223 559436
Mobile: 07931541132
Contact: Miss Marcia Whitehead

Other offices in: Chelmsford, London, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Oxford, Perth

Email: marcia.whitehead@bidwells.co.uk

Website: www.bidwells.co.uk


Bidwell House
Trumpington Road

Telephone: 01223 841841
Fax: 01223 559436
Mobile: 07931541132
Contact: Miss Marcia Whitehead

Email: marcia.whitehead@bidwells.co.uk


Saxon House
27 Duke Street

Telephone: 01245 250998
Fax: 01245 251214
Mobile: 07918627836
Contact: Mr Ray Houghton

Email: ray.houghton@bidwells.co.uk


25 Old Burlington Street

Telephone: 020 74933043
Fax: 020 74932213
Mobile: 07468 724 161
Contact: Mr Matt Richards

Email: matt.richards@bidwells.co.uk

Milton Keynes

John Ormond House
899 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes

Telephone: 01908 202190
Fax: 01908 202199
Mobile: 07903923612
Contact: Mr David Bainbridge

Email: david.bainbridge@bidwells.co.uk


16 Upper King Street

Telephone: 01603 763939
Fax: 01603 763899
Mobile: 07939535137
Contact: Mrs Rebecca Rejzek

Email: rebecca.rejzek@bidwells.co.uk


Seacourt Tower
West Way

Telephone: 01865 790116
Fax: 01865 797030
Mobile: 07899 062970
Contact: Mr Jonathan Phillips

Email: jonathan.phillips@bidwells.co.uk


5 Atholl Place

Telephone: 01738 630666
Fax: 01738 627264
Mobile: 01738 494 124
Contact: Mrs Corinne MacDougall

Email: corinne.macdougall@bidwells.co.uk

Mr David Bainbridge MA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, 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, 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), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Environmental Impact Assessments, 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, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing, Viability Assessment


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


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

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


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


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

Information Technology



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


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

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

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

Affordable Housing Viability, Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

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


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Impact Tests, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, 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, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Trams

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      500
Total Professional Staff      400
Chartered Town Planners      35
Architects      8
Chartered Surveyors      122
Landscape & Environment Professionals      4
Conservation Professionals      4
Quality Assured      ISO9001, ISO14001 and IEAMA

Bidwells Your commercially astute local specialists

Our planning team is among the largest in the UK. Our work in multidisciplinary teams gives us unparalleled insight into the dynamics of commercial, residential and rural development. As a result, we take a commercial view of all aspects of the planning process. Clients find this hugely valuable in conjunction with our in-depth planning expertise plus the array of resources we offer as a large firm.

Our clients range from major house builders to leisure organisations, developers to universities, housing associations to private investors. We complement their in-house resources or act as their own team, embedded in their business if that’s the best approach.

The planning world is a contentious and highly complex one and your reasons for needing our help are likely to be as varied as the sectors we work in. You will have to navigate a hugely complex planning process and will be anxious to avoid any legal pitfalls and delay.

Some of the ways we can help you with planning:

Provide commercial and specific planning advice from the moment you identify a potential project.

Proactively manage engagement with the local planning authority and other stakeholders.

Provide robust evidence to support the planning case, ranging from 5-year land supply analysis to the full EIA coordination, production and management service.

Assist in the selection of the best consultant team for the project.

Prepare high quality planning submissions.

Represent your best commercial interests throughout the planning process.

For more information please visit our website http://www.bidwells.co.uk