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First City Ltd

Limited Company | www.firstcity.co.uk

19 Waterloo Road
West Midlands

Telephone: 01902 710999
Fax: 01902 422856
Contact: Mr Graham Fergus

Email: graham@firstcity.co.uk

Website: www.firstcity.co.uk


19 Waterloo Road
West Midlands

Telephone: 01902 710999
Fax: 01902 422856
Contact: Mr Graham Fergus

Email: graham@firstcity.co.uk

Mr Graham Fergus BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Chontell Buchanan MTCP (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Christopher Bywater Dip Arb FRICS ACIArb

Mr Neil Hazlehurst BSc (Hons) MRICS

Mr Philip McConnachie MA (Hons) MLE MRICS

Mr Thomas Lea BSc (Hons)  [ E-mail ]

Mr Sabraj Singh BSc (Hons) MSc  [ E-mail ]


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


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


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Rural Regeneration


Crime Prevention Design, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Inward Investment, Marketing


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Health Centres, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mobile Phone Masts, Oil & Gas, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications


Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, 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, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Land use, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

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

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Village/Town Appraisals


Feasibility Studies, 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, Retail Impact Studies, 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, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

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

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      9
Total Professional Staff      5
Chartered Town Planners      2
Chartered Surveyors      3
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2008

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

First City

First City is a multi-disciplinary Property Consultancy majoring in the field of Town Planning. We are based in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands and operate throughout the United Kingdom. First City is approved under the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation scheme.

We offer a unique mix of experience and professional skills plus the imagination and foresight to see opportunities and potential where others see only problems. These abilities have been proven time after time during the past 25 years.

The mix of Town Planning and Surveying skills within First City means that we are perfectly placed to support landowners in the development of sites offering a "one stop shop" by bringing in any necessary consultants, managing the planning process and, if required, dealing with the marketing and disposal of sites.

We look beyond the Town Planning process to promote objectives in a sustained and cost effective way.

We deal with both Greenfield and Brownfield sites, commercial and residential property.

We are able to instruct other professionals, architects, engineers etc, to bring together the appropriate project team for your needs and are more than happy to work with any consultants who may already be involved.

Planning Services

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Acting as expert witnesses at public inquiries;

  • Development plan evaluation;

  • Planning applications;

  • Planning and enforcement appeals;

  • General development control advice;

  • Feasibility studies;

  • Land appraisals;

  • Public consultation and political engagement; and

  • Representations to Development Plans including Local Plans, Area Action Plans and Neighbourhood Development Plans.

Other Services

First City is also able to offer:

  • Commercial property valuations;

  • Sales and Lettings;

  • Property Management;

  • Landlord and Tenant support; and

  • Advice on Compulsory Purchase Orders and Compensation claims.