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Partnership | www.fairhurst.co.uk

1 Arngrove Court
Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 221 0505
Fax: 0191 221 0949
Mobile: 07769725545
Contact: Mr Miles Walker

Email: miles.walker@fairhurst.co.uk

Website: www.fairhurst.co.uk

Newcastle upon Tyne

1 Arngrove Court
Barrack Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 221 0505
Fax: 0191 221 0949
Mobile: 07769725545
Contact: Mr Miles Walker

Email: miles.walker@fairhurst.co.uk

Mr Miles Walker MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Dominic Waugh MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Sophie Gooch MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Emma Hepplewhite MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Michael Jones MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Estates, Farms, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


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


Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, 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


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology

CAD, Development Control Application Systems, GIS, Internet


Transport Assessments


Appeals, Covenants, Judicial Review, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

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, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Contracted Out Services, Development Management


Conservation, 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, 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

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Tidal Power, Wind Power


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


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

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


Airports, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Housing Estate Masterplans, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      524
Total Professional Staff      510
Chartered Town Planners      6
Chartered & Professional Engineers      159
Landscape & Environment Professionals      8
Transport Professionals      19
Turnover      £30m
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2000

Fairhurst is one of the largest private partnerships of Consulting Engineers in the UK, working from 17 principal offices and employing over 500 staff, with further presence within other offices through partnering arrangements with various contractors / clients.

The diverse range and size of projects undertaken allows considerable cross fertilisation of knowledge, expertise and experience and the success of the Firm is demonstrated by its considerable repeat business, by the awards won, and by the many prestigious projects completed.

Planning and Development Services offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary package of services to undertake the assessment, planning, co-ordination, design, and implementation of development projects which simplifies the Client's task of co-ordination, but ensures the Client's full control of the project. Specialisms include housing, retailing, industrial, offices, infrastructure, minerals and waste. Planning and Development Services undertake various instructions including Environmental Statements, Retail Impact Assessments, Planning Appraisals, Urban Design Studies, Masterplanning, Expert Witness, Development Plan Representations as well as Landscape services including project remediation and mitigation measures.

Recent projects throughout the UK include the following:

  • Provision of Expert Witness to North Yorkshire County Council relating to the refusal of a planning application for a gas extraction well, underground pipelines, gas processing facility, associated access and construction of an underground pipeline from the processing facility to the National Transmission System;
  • Project management and preparation of a planning application for 350 houses on a greenfield site in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of The Co-operative Estates;
  • Provision of Expert Witness at Public Examination on behalf of The Newcastle Great Park Consortium to promote the allocation of land for 1,200 houses in Newcastle-upon-Tyne;
  • Preparation and project management of a planning application and Environmental Statement for a 39,000sqm cold store distribution warehouse in Wakefield;
  • Preparation and submission of a planning application for the development of a truckstop facility and haulage yard in Northamptonshire on behalf of Stobart Group; and
  • Preparation of planning application, Design and Access Statement coordination and feasibility design for student accommodation developments on behalf of Alumno Developments in Durham and St Andrews.