Limited Company |
Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Diversification, Farms, Planning & Development
Working from Home
AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, National Parks, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Wildlife Centres / Trusts
Appeals, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections
Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning, Transport Assessments
Community Plans, Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans
Local Plan Making
Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Independent Assessor, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation
Rambling, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Visitor Management Strategies
Cycle Ways, Railways, Roads, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design
|Total Professional Staff||1|
|Chartered Town Planners||1|
Chris Smith is a chartered town planner with over 25 years professional experience that has included local government – district, county and national park authorities, central government – two executive agencies and private consultancy.
Chris can provide objective, straightforward and reliable planning advice tailored to each client. He is happy to provide initial advice and discuss your planning requirements with no obligation.
Chris offers a wide range of consultancy services to individuals, local authorities, parish and town councils, NGOs and community organisations. He can provide general planning advice and/or specialised policy, environmental, infrastructure, transport planning advice and management for a wide range of clients from an individual householder to large organisations.
As a consultant, Chris has provided local development management advice, managed local plan reviews, managed local plan pre-inquiry work, prepared neighbourhood plan areas, commented on neighbourhood plans, written a Green Belt Review and undertaken contract and staff management.
Working for executive agencies, Chris has advised on Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA) of transport proposals, development proposals and development plans for protected sites and assessed the environmental impacts of, and commented on, mitigation/compensation measures for High Speed 2 (HS2).
As a volunteer, Chris has advised on the formation of neighbourhood planning groups and the preparation of neighbourhood plans.
He also has extensive knowledge and experience of: Public Inquiries, Examinations and Hearings, countryside access and management and Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.
Currently, Chris' work is focused within East Anglia.