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CgMs Ltd

Public Limited Company | www.cgms.co.uk

140 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5DN

Telephone: 020 7583 6767
Fax: 020 7583 2231
Mobile: 
Contact: Ms Erica Mortimer

Other offices in: Birmingham, Cheltenham, Newark

Email: erica.mortimer@cgms.co.uk

Website: www.cgms.co.uk

London

140 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5DN

Telephone: 020 7583 6767
Fax: 020 7583 2231
Mobile: 
Contact: Ms Erica Mortimer

Email: erica.mortimer@cgms.co.uk

Newark

Newark Beacon
Beacon Hill Office Park
Newark
Notts
NG24 2TN

Telephone: 01636 653 060
Fax: 01636 653 065
Mobile: 
Contact: Mr Chris Telford

Email: chris.telford@cgms.co.uk

Cheltenham

Burlington House
Lypiatt Road
Cheltenham
GL50 2SY

Telephone: 01242 259290
Fax: 01242 259299
Mobile: 
Contact: Mr Kevin Goodwin

Email: kevin.goodwin@cgms.co.uk

Birmingham

43 Temple Row
Birmingham
B2 5LS

Telephone: 0121 210 2512
Fax: 0121 237 6100
Mobile: 
Contact: Mr Mike Straw

Email: mike.straw@cgms.co.uk

Mr Kevin Goodwin BTp, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Over 30 years planning experience in the private and public sectors, acting for many of the country's leading developers, giving advice from the earliest site acquisition stages through to presenting evidence at public inquiries with particular experience in housing development in London.

Ms Erica Mortimer BA, FRTPI, FRSA  [ E-mail ]

Over 30 years planning experience in the private and public sectors, acting for many of the country's leading developers, giving advice from the earliest site acquisition stages through to presenting evidence at public inquiries. Involved in all sectors of development.

Mr Christopher Hicks BSc (Econ), MCD, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Over 20 years planning experience in handling appraisals, applications and appeals. Consultant to many of the country's leading developers but also provides advice on small schemes. Particular interest in the retail and housing sectors and development control.

Mr Malcolm Honour BLE, MRICS, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Over 20 years planning experience in the private and public sectors, acting for many of the country's leading developers, giving advice from the earliest site acquisition stages through to presenting evidence at public inquiries. Involved in all sectors of development.

Mr Richard Tilley MA, MRTPI, MRICS  [ E-mail ]

Richard is both a Chartered Town Planner and a Chartered Surveyor, with over 22 years experience of all aspects of the planning system. He worked for the London Borough of Camden before moving into private practice, and in recent years has gained direct experience of the development industry, by working for a major national housebuilder. He was Chairman of the London Branch of the RTPI in 1991.

Mrs Valerie Scott BSc (Hons), MCD, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Valerie has over 25 years experience in both the private and public sectors relating to a full range of planning issues. She has extensive experience in dealing with major residential, commercial and retail projects. She has particular experience in dealing with complex legal issues relating to Enforcement Notices, Certificates of Lawfulness and Judicial Reviews.

Mr Matthew Roe BA, MTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Matthew has over 10 years experience of planning and development projects. He currently provides advice to a range of clients concerning residential, commercial and retail schemes. Matthew previously worked for NLP, Newham Council and urbis Consultants in Australia.

Mr Mike Straw BA, DipTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mike has considerable experience in advising some of the Uk's leading developers, funding institutions and landowners, as well as local planning authorities and other public sector organisations. His advice ranges from the prospects and planning strategy to maximise the prospects of the consent, to the project management of the planning process for large scale mixed use development projects in association with other property professionals. For the local planning authorities, Mike has advised on regeneration strategies, negotiations of planning agreements with the developers, as well as acting as their expert witness at planning appeals and undertaking retail impact and need assessments.

Ms Karen Jones BA, MA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Karen has over 16 years experience in advising private and public clients on a diverse range of planning and development matters in London and throughout the UK. These include major residential-led schemes, industrial, retail and office developments, in addition to urban extension proposals

Agriculture

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

Business

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

Conservation

Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Wind Farms

Design

Masterplanning

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Inward Investment

Health Planning

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

Housing

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

Industrial

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

Information Technology

Development Control Application Systems

Legal

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

Local & Strategic Planning

Community Plans, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste

Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings

Research

Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals

Retail

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

Transport

Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Trams, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      120
Total Professional Staff      103
Chartered Town Planners      47
Chartered Surveyors      4
Conservation Professionals      15

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom

CgMs has an established reputation for providing independent and commercially aware advice to clients in the combined fields of Planning and Development, Archaeology and Historic Buildings. Working nationally, the company offers a unique and unparalleled range of services based upon many years of experience in both the proviate and public sectors. The company prides itself in understanding our clients business and in responding positively to their aims and objectives. We offer up to date advice enabling clients to react to the rapidly changing planning climate. Our services are tailor made for each client and we provide a responsive and flexible approach to instructions. Our clients include national companies, statutory undertakers, smaller niche players, local authorities and government departments.

MENU OF SERVICES

TOWN PLANNING

Appraisals and advice
Applications and negotiations
Development Plan Representations
Retail and Leisure Assessments - including impact appraisals, capacity studies, health checks and sequential analysis
Industrial Land Surveys
Environmental Impact Assessment
Housing Capacity Assessments
Urban Regeneration Studies
Appeal and Inquiries
Direct instructions

HISTORIC BUILDINGS AND CONSERVATION AREAS

Assessment of historic buildings and conservation areas, Conservation and Heritage management plans, negotiation with local authorities and English Heritage, Appeals and Inquiries

ARCHAEOLOGY

Independent advice on the need for, cost and duration of, archaeological works, including Desk-based assessments, tendering and project management of field evaluations