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Limited Company | www.wearedefine.com

Unit 6
133-137 Newhall Street
B3 1SF

Telephone: 0121 2371901
Mobile: 07841 537271
Contact: Mr Mark Rose

Email: mark@wearedefine.com

Website: www.wearedefine.com


Unit 6
133-137 Newhall Street
B3 1SF

Telephone: 0121 2371901
Mobile: 07841 537271
Contact: Mr Mark Rose

Email: mark@wearedefine.com

Mr Mark Rose BA (Hons) MA Dip UD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Mark Rose

Mark is a chartered town planner and qualified urban designer who acts for both public and private sector clients guiding residential, commercial, education, health and energy projects through the planning process. His work tends to focus on development plan representation, management of the Environmental Impact Assessment process, site masterplanning, the preparation and submission of planning applications and the negotiation of permissions. He has also acted as an expert planning witness in a wide variety of public inquiries.

Mrs Kirstie Clifton BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Wes Sedman BA (Hons) BTP MAUD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Joseph Shearer BSc (Hons) MSc (Distinction)   [ E-mail ]


Development Applications, Planning & Development


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


Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Characterisation Studies, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Site Design Layout


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, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Waste Local Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

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

Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency, Wind Power


Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Change of Use, Motorway Service Areas, 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, Marinas, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Tourism


Car Parks, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      18
Total Professional Staff      18
Chartered Town Planners      3
Architects      2
Landscape & Environment Professionals      12
Management Professionals      1

Define is a practice established by Mark Rose and Andy Williams, providing planning and design professional services from our office in Birmingham city centre.

Define advises both public and private sector clients in respect of the planning, assessment and design of the built environment. We seek to meet the ambitions and expectations of the client body through the promotion and creation of inspirational places to live and work.

In short we:

  • Plan, direct, promote and manage development through the planning system, providing cogent and robust strategy advice and a focus for key stakeholder negotiations;

  • Design streets, spaces and landscapes within the urban environment, and influence the form of built development through the preparation of development masterplans and codes; and

  • Assess development through the iterative environmental impact assessment process, with a specialism in landscape and visual assessment, urban design audits and socio-economic assessments.

Define has a reputation for making the planning system work: “adding value” by unlocking planning consents on constrained sites with our proactive and creative approach. Our project portfolio includes urban residential and mixed-use regeneration schemes, sustainable urban extensions and major infrastructure proposals, as well as universities and hospitals, commercial proposals, and leisure related schemes.