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Doyle Town Planning + Urban Design

Partnership | www.michael-doyle.com

86-90 Paul Street

Telephone: 020 3305 7476
Mobile: 07766 237754
Contact: Mr Michael Doyle

Other offices in: Brighton

Email: michaeldoyle.doyle@gmail.com

Website: www.michael-doyle.com


86-90 Paul Street

Telephone: 020 3305 7476
Mobile: 07766 237754
Contact: Mr Michael Doyle

Email: michaeldoyle.doyle@gmail.com


Number 3
159 Marine Parade
East Sussex

Telephone: 01273 567 777
Contact: Mr Michael Doyle

Email: michaeldoyle.doyle@gmail.com

Mr Michael Doyle BA Hons DipUD DipTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle is an urban designer and town planner with a twenty three year track record in senior positions in private practice and Local Government on a diverse range of urban design and town planning projects.

He has worked extensively on the following:

Development frameworks & master plans.

The preparation of development frameworks and masterplans for housing and mixed use retail and leisure developments, waterside and docklands areas including: Reading Station Area Redevelopment and Reading Station, Interchange for Reading Council Swindon Regeneration Framework, for The New Swindon Company Wembley Development Framework, for English Partnerships Manchester City Centre Eastern Gateway Development Study, for Manchester City Council York Central (site adjacent to York Station), for Yorkshire Forward and York City Council (Middlehaven Dock, Middlesbrough for English Partnerships and One North East Kings Dock Development Framework (Liverpool) for English Partnerships and Chavasse Park, Liverpool for the Walton Group.

Planning, design and development briefs, urban design guidelines and codes.

The preparation a Planning, Design and development Brief for the New English National Stadium at Wembley, Kingsland Wharves- a mixed use canal-side development in Hackney; a development strategy for a 3500 dwelling planned urban extension of the City of Truro; and 1,500 dwelling extension of the town of Bathgate, West Lothian; and guidance on the design and development impacts of electricity pylons for the National Grid Company

City-wide and city centre strategies.

Overarching town and city centre design and development strategies such as the Huddersfield Urban Renaissance Pilot Programme for Yorkshire Forward and Nottingham City Centre Regeneration Framework, for Nottingham Regeneration (2003) and strategic policy research on urban environmental quality for London for the Department of the Environment and LPAC.

Transport interchanges and transport systems.

Public transport and interchange development such as the preparation of an initial development framework for the Reading Station area for Reading Council & Railtrack and proposals for a Transport Development Area, a new Mass rapid Transit system for the Thames and Blackwater Valleys centered on Reading and the reconfiguration of the Reading s inner ring road.

Conservation & Townscape.

Building and historic area conservation strategies such as the South Shoreditch Conservation Partnership Scheme, the Hull Waterfront and Fruit Market Conservation Area Appraisal and Kingsland Basin appraisal and framework, Hackney. Townscape and public realm improvement strategies including the Stratford Townscape Strategy (East London) for Newham Council and the award winning Paddington Area Transport and Environment Strategy.

Capacity studies.

Research projects including a design led urban capacity studies for the London Borough of Brent,

Estate renewal and public sector/social housing led developments.

Town Planning and urban design advice in support of planning applications for Estate renewal programmes at Kings Cross & West Euston in Camden, Stonebridge and South Kilburn in Brent. Application for RSL and other public sector led developments include the 300 dwelling redevelopment of Kingsland Basin, Hackney for London & Quadrant and a successful application for enabling residential development at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.


Major public consultation and involvement programmes including consultation on a new town extension at Bathgate, West Lothian and the Hudersfield Urban renaissance programme for Yorkshire Forward.

Planning applications, appeals and expert witness.

Michael has prepared and presented urban design analyses and other design evidence in support of many cases at public inquiry including a town centre development at Balgaddy, Dublin for Grosvenor Estates.

Michael previously worked as Managing Partner of Doyle Tym Design, Urban Design Associate Director with David Lock Associates, Principal Urban Designer at the London at Brent, Conservation & Design Team Leader in Hackney and Senior Planner/ Urban Designer with Tibbalds Monro. He has also worked in the Royal Docks Team at Newham Council and with the London Borough of Lewisham.


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

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Countryside Access Strategies, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, 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


Architecture, Characterisation Studies, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Impact Tests, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

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


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Light Industry, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Utilities

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Internet, Web & Graphic Design


Community Infrastructure Levy - Evidence Studies, Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning, Transport Assessments


Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Judicial Review, 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

Local Authority Services

Local Plan Making


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

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

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Independent Assessor, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

Wind Power


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, 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, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, Housing Estate Masterplans, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      3
Total Professional Staff      1
Chartered Town Planners      1
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1
Conservation Professionals      1
Transport Professionals      1
Turnover      £175,000
Year Project Value      £175,000

Countries operated in: Africa


Countries operated in: Asia

Bahrain, Brunei, China, Cyprus, India, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Countries operated in: Europe

Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries operated in: North America

Canada, United States of America

Countries operated in: Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

Countries operated in: South America

Argentina, Brazil, Falkland Islands


We are a dedicated and independent town planning and urban design practice with a portfolio of significant urban design, masterplanning and regeneration projects across the UK and Ireland. Founded in 2004, our clients include London & Quadrant Group, City of London Corporation, Bouygues, Grosvenor Estates, Reading Borough Council and Network Rail.


Our approach to each commission is principled, pragmatic, commercially aware, and client focused.

Our collaborative approach to analysis, design and development produces innovative, practical and deliverable strategies.

We believe Good urban design helps create places people value. An understanding of the value of places to people is central to any programme to create, mend or enhance places; ensuring people continue to value them.


Areas of expertise include:

  • Development frameworks & master plans

  • Major or complex planning applications, appeals, inquiries and expert witness

  • Transport infrastructure and interchange design

  • Planning, design and development briefs, guidelines and codes

  • City-wide and city centre strategies

  • Conservation area designation and appraisal; townscape studies; listed building consent applications and appeals

  • Social and mixed tenure housing development and estate renewal

  • Public consultation and engagement