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Erimax Land, Planning & Communities

Limited Company | erimaxltd.com

Erimax Land, Planning & Communities
Erimax House 20 Fernlea
WA15 9LH

Telephone: 0161 980 7538
Contact: Nigel McGurk

Other offices in: Grasmere

Email: nigel@erimaxltd.com

Website: erimaxltd.com


Erimax Land, Planning & Communities
Erimax House 20 Fernlea
WA15 9LH

Telephone: 0161 980 7538
Contact: Nigel McGurk

Email: nigel@erimaxltd.com


Erimax Land, Planning & Communities
1 Ben Place
LA22 9RL

Telephone: 015394 35185
Contact: Nigel McGurk

Nigel McGurk BSc (Hons) MBA MCD  [ E-mail ]

Nigel McGurk

Nigel McGurk is a passionate, dedicated land and planning professional, with a successful track record of delivery across the UK's public, private & partnership sectors since 1990.

Highly experienced, Nigel worked in UK local government, has been a Board Member of national development companies, was the Managing Director of a major development PLC and created a successful national strategic land business, before selling his shareholding to establish Erimax - Land, Planning & Communities in 2011.

Nigel has experience as a Planning Inspector, determining planning appeals for the Planning Inspectorate across the country. He is one of England's foremost Neighbourhood Planning advisors, having been one of the first Independent Examiners in the country (chairing the country's first Neighbourhood Plan Hearing at Thame). Nigel has since completed several Neighbourhood Plan Examinations across the country; has helped produce Neighbourhood Plans and has trained members of the public, private and community sectors.

Other roles include being a member of the Oxford Design Review Panel; a Built Environment Expert for Design Council CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment); Vice Chair of Places Matter! (North West Design Review) and a longstanding member of CABE's National Panel; Head of Planning for the Blenheim Estate; Non-Executive Director of Himor Group; and a member of the Wesleyan Assurance MSS Fund Monitoring Committee.

Nigel has been a chartered town planner (MRTPI) since 1994. He holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and is a Master of Civic Design (MCD, University of Liverpool). He has a BSC (Hons) degree in Geography, from the University of Birmingham.


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


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Country Parks, Green Belt, National Parks, Rural Regeneration, Wind Farms


Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

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


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, House Extensions, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Duty to Cooperate, Infrastructure Planning for Local Plans, Schools Planning


Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Area Development Frameworks, Community Plans, Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan - Viability Assessments, Development Plan Monitoring, 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, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management, Local Plan Making


Energy, Land use, Ports, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

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


Overseas Planning and Development


Elected Member Training


Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, 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, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Joint Venture Partnerships, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Rural & Village Schemes, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      2
Chartered Town Planners      1

ERIMAX LAND, PLANNING & COMMUNITIES - achieving the very best land, planning and community outcomes.

Erimax was established in 2011, to provide commercial independent advice of the highest quality to clients in the public, private and community sectors.

We work across the UK from offices in Cheshire and Cumbria, bringing expertise and an intelligent, bespoke and committed approach to every project. From advice on Neighbourhood Planning through to Strategic Land, Acquisition and Planning for Major Urban Extensions, Erimax brings a deep understanding and a passion for good planning to every project.

Erimax brings added value by combining detailed, up-to-date and practical development industry experience with a sensitive, pragmatic and supportive approach.

You can be assured that all our advice is commercially and professionally sound, viable and appropriate.

We cover all aspects of urban and rural planning, drawing on 25 years' direct experience. Areas of specialism include:

Strategic Land Neighbourhood Planning Asset Maximisation Strategies Planning Applications Planning Appeals Planning Promotion Partnerships Community Engagement Business, Community, Councillor and Officer Training & Development

For further details, please contact us, or visit the website: erimaxltd.com