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Planning & Development
Clifton House, 1 & 2 Clifton Road

Telephone: 01223 271985
Fax: 01223 271960
Contact: Mr Ian Smith

Email: planning@cheffins.co.uk

Website: www.cheffins.co.uk


Planning & Development
Clifton House, 1 & 2 Clifton Road

Telephone: 01223 271985
Fax: 01223 271960
Contact: Mr Ian Smith

Email: planning@cheffins.co.uk

Mr Jon Jennings BA (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Ian Smith BA (Hons), BPl, MRTPI, CEnv  [ E-mail ]

Mr Ben Pridgeon BA (Hons), MTPl, 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


Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


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

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Rural Regeneration


Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Marketing, Viability Assessment


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Utilities


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate, Health Assessments


Appeals, Covenants, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, 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, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Land use, Ports, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Mineral Local Plans, Waste Local Plans, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Professional Misconduct Investigation

Renewable Energy

Solar Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Marinas, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Rural & Village Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      134
Total Professional Staff      35
Chartered Town Planners      2
Chartered Surveyors      10

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Cheffins Planning and Development is one element in the partnership's diverse range of professional services, which also includes residential, commercial and rural property management, property auctions, commercial and professional valuations, and a full range of agricultural and rural business services. The partnership has a network of offices in Ely, Newmarket, Saffron Walden and Haverhill as well as its Headquarters in Cambridge. We can assist you at all stages in the development process, from initial policy advice and advocacy, through submission of planning applications to negotiation with planning authorities, and project delivery. Our solutions are realistic and underpinned by specialist valuation and investment advice. We can monitor emerging development plans to identify development opportunities and advise on policy implications for landowners. We can also submit representations on Development Plan Documents and give evidence at Public Examinations, seeking to influence policy making for our clients benefit. Advice is also offered on the implications of new legislation and guidance. For larger development projects we can advise on the need for environmental assessment, agree the scope of any assessment with the planning authority, put together teams of specialist consultants and manage the environmental assessment process. We can also prepare and submit applications for listed building consent and deal with a range of urban design and conservation projects.