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Concept Town Planning Ltd

Limited Company | www.concepttownplanning.com

Head Office
Concept House
7 Scotland Street
SY12 0DG

Telephone: 01691 622500
Contact: Mr Steven Hearn

Email: mail@concepttownplanning.com

Website: www.concepttownplanning.com


Head Office
Concept House
7 Scotland Street
SY12 0DG

Telephone: 01691 622500
Contact: Mr Steven Hearn

Email: mail@concepttownplanning.com

Mr Adrian Burn Bsc(Hons,Dip.TP,MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Steven Hearn Bsc(Hons),Dip.TP,MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Rebecca McAlster BA(Hons) Msc,MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Tim Williams BA(Hons), Dip.TP,MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Estates, Planning & Development


Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Green Belt, Tree Preservation Orders


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Feasibility Studies


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Site Design Layout


Appeals, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, 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 Statements

Local Authority Services

Development Management

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation, Village/Town Appraisals


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


Change of Use, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      6
Total Professional Staff      4
Chartered Town Planners      4

Concept Town Planning Ltd is an established independent firm of Chartered Town Planners with over 50 years planning knowledge and expertise in all planning and development related matters. Working across all types of development we assist clients on the following areas of work:

• Initial project Appraisal and Strategy formation;

• Project managing planning proposals from inception to delivery, including:

• Pre application advice on the principles of development and necessary technical reports, including EIA Screening;

• Preparation and submission of planning applications and Design and Access Statements along with compilation of accompanying technical reports;

• Preparation of appeal documents and where necessary appearing at Informal Hearings and Public Inquiries acting as Expert Witness;

• Advice on Permitted Development and preparation of Prior Notifications;

• Negotiations with Councils on content of planning obligations (Section 106's);

• Submission of further details required by planning conditions;

• Enforcement notices and appeals; • Lawful Development Certificates – existing and proposed; • Planning Appraisal and Feasibility;

• Local Plan site Promotion and Representations, through initial stages to Independent Examination; and

• General development advice and strategy in relation to land and property assets.

We offer sound, practical and honest advice to all developers both large and small, property and land owners as well as individuals. We look further than the Town Planning process to promote your long term objectives in a pragmatic and cost effective way.

Through a network of tried and tested contacts we are also able to act as project managers where other consultants such as ecologists, landscape architects, archaeologists, engineers etc are required to support proposals.

Whilst based in Shropshire we have considerable experience of working across the whole of the UK.