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Kirkwells Ltd

Limited Company | www.kirkwells.co.uk

Lancashire Digital Technology Centre
Bancroft Road
BB10 2TP

Telephone: 01282 872570
Contact: Mr Michael Wellock

Email: michaelwellock@kirkwells.co.uk

Website: www.kirkwells.co.uk


Lancashire Digital Technology Centre
Bancroft Road
BB10 2TP

Telephone: 01282 872570
Contact: Mr Michael Wellock

Email: michaelwellock@kirkwells.co.uk

Mr Michael Wellock BSc, DipTP, DMS  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Louise Kirkup BSC(Hons) Land Management (Development), DipTRP, MCD  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Claire Bradley PGDip Town & Regional Planning  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Margaret Whewell  [ E-mail ]


Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Rural Regeneration, Strategic Environmental Appraisals


Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Remedial Action

Health Planning



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


Site Design Layout


Appeals, 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

Local Authority Services

Development Management, Local Plan Making

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals


Elected Member Training

Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Shops, Site Design Layout, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Public Houses, Restaurants, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

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

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      6
Total Professional Staff      5
Chartered Town Planners      3

Kirkwells offer you a range of expert and effective town planning and sustainability services to meet all your planning needs.

Combining your vision and our know-how we can work together to produce high quality, sustainable development.

Kirkwells work for private, community, voluntary and public sector clients. Our full range of services includes:

  • Neighbourhood Plans;
  • Site searches, options appraisal, feasibility and development appraisals;
  • Research studies and strategies;
  • Planning policy – development of, or responses on, the full range of local development documents from development briefs, or neighbourhood plans to Core Strategies;
  • Local Plans
  • Planning applications, planning appeals and other planning casework e.g. enforcement, lawful development certificates;
  • Objections to planning applications;
  • Expert advice on sustainability and environmental issues;
  • Urban design, masterplanning and concept drawings;
  • Heritage Statements;
  • Bid preparation and grant submissions;
  • Community engagement; and
  • Specialist training on neighbourhood planning, development management and sustainability issues.

We are also one of the leading independent consultancy supporting communities with neighbourhood plans - with experience of working on more than 80 neighbourhood plans across England.