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Cundall Johnston & Partners LLP

Limited Liability Partnership |

Horsley House
Regent Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Telephone: 0191 213 1515
Fax: 0191 213 1701
Mobile: 07825 616758
Contact: Mr Ian Cansfield

Other offices in: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Manchester



Newcastle upon Tyne

Horsley House
Regent Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Telephone: 0191 213 1515
Fax: 0191 213 1701
Mobile: 07825 616758
Contact: Mr Ian Cansfield



6-10 Kirby Street

Telephone: 020 7438 1600
Fax: 020 7438 1601
Mobile: 07785 620374
Contact: Ms Juliet Heap



10th Floor
Manchester One
53 Portland Street
M1 3AH

Telephone: 0161 244 5660
Fax: 0161 200 1210
Mobile: 07825 616758
Contact: Mr Ian Cansfield



15-20 St Pauls Square
B3 1RB

Telephone: 0121 262 2720
Fax: 0121 262 2721
Mobile: 07825 616758
Contact: Mr Ian Cansfield



19-21 Silvermills Court
Henderson Place Lane

Telephone: 0131 524 3500
Fax: 0131 524 3501
Mobile: 07825 616758
Contact: Mr Ian Cansfield


Mr Ian Cansfield B.A. Hons, MTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ian Cansfield has headed up Cundall’s Planning Consultancy Team since 2007 and currently acts as lead Planning Consultant on a number of projects across the UK. Before joining Cundall, Ian had spent 12 years in both the public and private sector. He moved across from South Tyneside Council, where he managed the production of the Local Development Framework (one of the first to be adopted) along with co-ordinating housing renewal and urban design in his role as Spatial Planning Manager. Prior to that Ian also worked at Castle Morpeth Borough Council, Durham County Council and Sunderland City Council. His main areas of expertise include: Development control - planning applications, Appeals and Public Inquiry work, EIA, Planning policy issues, Regeneration, Housing Renewal, Economic Development, Community empowerment and engagement. Ian was Chair of the RTPI North East Region in 2006.

Ms Juliet Heap B.A. Hons, MTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Juliet Joined Cundall in October 2011 to further develop our presence in London. She has had a number of years experience of working in Planning within London on a variety of Housing and regeneration and retail schemes. Most recently, Juliet has spent 3 years providing Planning Consultancy Services within the Leaside Regeneration Company.

Ms Samantha Curtis BA (Hons) Planning and Development Surveying  [ E-mail ]

Samantha joined Cundall in June 2013 to help assist the growing planning department. She graduated from Northumbria University with a 1st class honours degree in Planning and Development Surveying and was also awarded the Paul Simpson Prize for Best Overall Student. Her course included one years’ experience in a private practice.

Samantha has developed a knowledge base in the field of planning through her experience in working with a diverse range of projects and clients. Through this experience gained in the private sector, Samantha has developed a practical knowledge which includes; planning applications, planning policy issues, regeneration, EIA, community engagement, enforcement and listed building/ heritage planning. She has a particular interest in regeneration and community engagement.

Mr Graham Garnham BA, BPhil, MRTPI

Graham Garnham joined Cundall in 2006 to supplement the growing planning service provided by the company, alongside the introduction and stimulation of a broad range of work for the Transportation team. Graham came with over 26 years of relevant experience gained in the public sector, culminating in several years as a district council chief planning officer leading a multi-disciplinary department that included planning, regeneration, architecture, design and building control services. He currently works mainly on appeals, planning applications and policy matters related to development in the residential, retail, rural and conservation environments. He is actively involved in the RTPI North East Region as Honorary Treasurer.

Mr Richard Swann B.A. Hons, Dip TP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Richard joined Cundall in January 2011 to help assist the growing planning department. Richard had spent one year working at Sanderson Weatherall during his work placement year as part of the Newcastle University Town Planning Degree and Diploma course. Richard has gained relevant experience through commercial and educational planning applications and has expertise in compiling feasibility studies and policy reviews.

Ms Sarah Dyer B.A. Hons, Dip TP, Dip Blg Cons, MRTPI

Sarah Dyer joined Cundall in 2012 as a historic building specialist. Sarah is a qualified Town Planner and historic buildings advisor and came with around 15 years experience working in both the public and private sectors. Previously she was part of the multi-disciplinary project team that delivered HS1 and worked on St Pancras Station. More recently Sarah has been working for various local authorities helping them to deliver their building conservation service. Sarah's experience includes preparation of listed building applications, applications for conservation area consent, preparation of heritage statements, evidence at appeal and advice on design matters in the context of historic buildings. Sarah is currently one of the committee members on the northern branch of the IHBC. (Institute of Historic Building Conservation)


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


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


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, 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, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, 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


Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

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


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

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

Renewable Energy

Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


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


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

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, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Roads, Traffic Management, Transport Impact Studies, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, European Funding, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      420
Total Professional Staff      258
Chartered Town Planners      2
Chartered & Professional Engineers      214
Transport Professionals      6
Management Professionals      41
Overseas Staff      100
Overseas Offices      Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Dubai, Doha, Madrid, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Romania (Cluj, Bucharest), Cyprus (Paphos) and Libya (Tripoli)
Turnover      £31,825,709
Quality Assured      ISO9001, ISO14001and OHSAS 18001

Countries operated in: Africa

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries operated in: Asia

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

Countries operated in: Europe

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Yugoslavia

Countries operated in: North America

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America, US Virgin Islands

Countries operated in: Oceania

American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Countries operated in: South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Cundall is a leading multidisciplinary practice of consulting engineers, able to holistically deliver the broad range of disciplines which including structural and civil engineering, building services and planning consultancy. We are a UK-based Practice founded in 1976, operating nationally from our six UK offices with over 400 staff. Internationally we have four Australian offices plus offices in UAE, Qatar, Spain, Poland, China, Singapore, Romania, Cyprus and Libya.

We seek to provide clients with the highest standards of technical execution and by contributing to the solution of wider project challenges, to go on to add value to their operations. Our sectorised approach means we are client-focused with dedicated teams to focus on serving clients' needs within the key sectors of Workplace, Retail, Education, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Residential, Infrastructure, Industrial and Law and Order.

Our Planning Service is one of our specialist services that are being developed and strengthened. Other specialist services include Environmental Impact Assessments, Transportation, Flood Risk Assessments, Ground Investigation,Lighting Assessments and Acoustics. This recognises the role that planning now plays in the wider development industry and the importance that the right planning approach is taken, to ensure the smooth process of projects through an increasingly complex planning system. We will explain the planning processes to you, keeping you abreast of the latest legislative changes, and advising you of the best way to progress. We also act as intermediaries, dealing with the local authorities on your behalf and negotiating with them should difficulties arise. Our knowledge and experience mean we know exactly what to do when, and who to talk to in order to get the answers you need, saving you time, money and effort.

Our strong track record for securing planning permission means whether you are a private individual, a small business or an international developer, we will work with you to help you achieve your vision.