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IBI Group

Limited Company | www.ibigroup.com

Chadsworth House
Wilmslow Road

Telephone: 01625 542200
Fax: 01625 542250
Contact: Mr Jim Fox

Other offices in: Liverpool, London

Email: jim.r.fox@ibigroup.com

Website: www.ibigroup.com


Chadsworth House
Wilmslow Road

Telephone: 01625 542200
Fax: 01625 542250
Contact: Mr Jim Fox

Email: jim.r.fox@ibigroup.com


The Plaza
100 Old Hall Street
L3 9QJ

Telephone: 0151 702 6501
Fax: 0151 702 6509
Contact: Mr Paul Sheppard

Email: paul.sheppard@ibigroup.com


87-91 Newman Street
Greater London

Telephone: 020 7079 9900
Contact: Mr Marcus Wilshere

Email: marcus.wilshere@ibigroup.com

Mr Paul Sheppard MA, MCD, Dip. Man, MRTPI, MCMI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jim Fox BA (Hons), Dip TP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ms Katy Barry LLB Hons, MCD  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Amy Peck BA (Hons), DipTP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ms Urszula Kochanowska BA, BSc Hons, MSc  [ E-mail ]

Ms Katie Daniels BSc Hons, MSc  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Felicity Collins  MPlan, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Marcus Wilshere BA (Hons), Dip Arch, RIBA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Development Applications, Planning & Development


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


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

Coastal Planning, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Rights of Way, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Visual Impact Assessments


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies




Appeals, Investigation

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Eco-Homes Assessments, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry

Information Technology

CAD, GIS, Web & Graphic Design


Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, 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

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Markets, Out of Town Sites, Retail Impact Studies, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants


Car Parks, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      97
Total Professional Staff      56
Chartered Town Planners      10
Architects      38
Landscape & Environment Professionals      8
Management Professionals      4
Turnover      2010 - £7,178,967
Quality Assured      ISO 9001:2009-2013

Countries operated in: Europe

Ireland, United Kingdom

Statutory Planning, Urban Design, Regeneration, Landscape Design

Statutory Planning:

Planning appraisals, negotiations, applications, appeals, inquiries, design and access statements, co-ordination of environmental impact assessments, conservation area appraisals/consent and listed building consent applications, development plan/local development framework representations, core strategy/area action plans/supplementary planning document advice/preparation,community engagement/consultation, S106 obligations advice and negotiation.

Urban Design:
Urban design appraisals, design guidance, urban design visioning, design and access statements, urban design frameworks, planning and development briefs, supplementary planning documents. Training/education

Development and regeneration frameworks, neighbourhood plans, town centre masterplans, area action plans, community engagement and consultation, action planning events.

Landscape Design:
Landscape frameworks and detailed schemes, public realm design, landscape character assessments, visual impact assessments.

Examples of recent projects

Statutory planning:

Statutory planning advice for The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Ashton Green sustainable urban extension, Dream public art installation St Helens, Oldham BSF Schools. Area Action plans for Oadby and Wigston BC and Wolverhampton City Council. Planning Advisor for Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Framework Plan and outline planning permission for Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Chester Conservation Characterisation Assessment. Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan, Chester Transport Interchange, Leeds Kirkgate Market planning permissions.

Urban Design:

Urban Design Guides for East Staffordshire and South Staffordshire, Northallerton Urban Extension Masterplan and Design Guidance, Ashton Green, Whitehill and Bordon design code, Science Vale design framework.


Ashton Development Framework, Gorton Manchester housing regeneration masterplan and layouts, Barnsley masterplan and sites architecture, Trafford Waters masterplan.

Landscape Design:

Landscape and public park design for Alder Hey Hospital, Landscape design for Kendal and Bolton Colleges, King David School, Liverpool, Castle Square Caernarfon. Public realm improvements for St Helens town centre and Lyceum Square, Crewe. Public Realm Strategies for Bangor, Kendal and Chester town centres, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment for Saighton Camp and Ferrybridge Power Station, environment improvements programme for City West and Rural Housing Trusts, Kidderminster public realm.