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Cassidy + Ashton

Limited Company | www.cassidyashton.co.uk

7 East Cliff

Telephone: 01772 258356
Fax: 01772 825000
Contact: Mr Alban Cassidy

Other offices in: Chester, Mold

Email: albancassidy@cassidyashton.co.uk

Website: www.cassidyashton.co.uk


7 East Cliff

Telephone: 01772 258356
Fax: 01772 825000
Contact: Mr Alban Cassidy

Email: albancassidy@cassidyashton.co.uk


10 Hunters Walk
Canal Street

Telephone: 01244 402900
Fax: 01244 409211
Contact: Mr Guy Evans

Email: guyevans@cassidyashton.co.uk


St Andrews Business Centre
St Andrews Park

Telephone: 01352 706 236
Contact: Mr Guy Evans

Email: guyevans@cassidyashton.co.uk

Mr Alban Cassidy BA (Hons) Cert. Ecol. MSc MIEMA MRTPI C.Env  [ E-mail ]

Mr Guy Evans MSc BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ms Claire Parker M Plan MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Simon Newall Dip Env Planning RIBA ARIAS  [ E-mail ]

Mr George England  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, 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, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home


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

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, 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

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

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


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


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

Information Technology

CAD, Internet


Schools Planning


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, 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, Sub-regional Planning, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management



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, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

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

Renewable Energy

Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power


Empty Homes Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Private Sector Stock Condition Surveys, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, 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, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      50
Total Professional Staff      40
Chartered Town Planners      2
Architects      8
Chartered Surveyors      6
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1
Conservation Professionals      1

Countries operated in: Europe

France, Ireland, United Kingdom

The Company

Cassidy + Ashton is a Town Planning and Environmental Consultancy based in Preston, Chester and now with a new office in North Wales. It forms part of the well respected and long established Cassidy & Ashton Group and offers specialist consultancy advice in the fields of town planning, masterplanning and environmental assessment, in addition to architecture and building surveying.

The Company has extensive experience of the full range of town planning and environmental issues that prevail in today's economic climate. Accordingly, Cassidy + Ashton is able to offer a service that meets the needs of developers, landowners, companies and private individuals whilst respecting and taking account of planning policy, the environment and sustainable development. Where required, clients can also benefit from in-house architects and building surveyors, providing a one stop-service.

Specialist Skills

Cassidy + Ashton is able to advise on all matters relating to town planning, masterplanning and environmental issues. In particular the Company has built up specialist skills in major residential developments, complex mixed use development and environmental assessment along with the other services typically provided by town planning consultants including planning applications and appeals, development plan advice, site appraisals, retail impact assessment and heritage assessment.


The Company offers a wide range of experience in planning and environmental matters.

Currently, we are progressing a total of some 4,000 residential dwellings over a number of different sites ranging from a 1,400 dwelling urban extension in Lancashire which has been nominated as one of the Government's Healthy New Town Projects large affordable housing led schemes.

The Company has also obtained planning permission for the UK's first combined solar and gas management generating facility.

Complex applications are a speciality of Cassidy and Ashton and planning permission has recently been obtained through a hybrid application for a major business park in the north west.

Geography is no limit with current projects ranging from Hampshire to Scotland and from Suffolk to Anglesey. London projects are a particular specialty with several projects generally on the go at any one time.