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Metropolis Planning and Design

Limited Company | www.metropolispd.com

4 Underwood Row
N1 7LQ

Telephone: 020 7324 2662
Fax: 020 7324 2663
Contact: Mr Greg Cooper

Email: info@metropolispd.com

Website: www.metropolispd.com


4 Underwood Row
N1 7LQ

Telephone: 020 7324 2662
Fax: 020 7324 2663
Contact: Mr Greg Cooper

Email: info@metropolispd.com

Mr Greg Cooper Dip TP Dip UD MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Greg is a Chartered Town Planner and qualified Urban Designer and has been in practice in London for over 35 years. He formed Metropolis Planning and Design in July 2006 by transferring a long established planning and urban design team from the Halpern Partnership. In 2007 Metropolis Architectural Studio was formed to undertake architectural commissions and in 2008 formed Metropolis Green to focus on renewable energy and sustainable development.

Greg’s main interest is in multi-disciplinary working and the continuance of the practice strength in this area. He is a long standing advocate of the urban design principles that have now become mainstream practice and the idea behind Metropolis was to create a multi-disciplinary studio capable of working across the key issues facing metropolitan planning and development for a wide range of public and private sector clients.

With a long sequence of major redevelopments behind him, Greg has developed a strong client following for his ability to find commercial solutions to planning and design challenges. His understanding of the way the architectural/urban design process interfaces with statutory planning has resulted in specialist work alongside major architectural and planning practices in addition to in house commissions.

Mr Paul O'Neill MA(Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Ms Miranda Pennington Econ (Hons) Licensed BREEAM Assessor  [ E-mail ]


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices


Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Code for Sustainable Homes, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Renewable Energy Sources, Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Visual Impact Assessments


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments, Health Centres, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Light Industry


Appeals, Judicial Review, 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, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements, Section 75 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals

Renewable Energy

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


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals, Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries


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

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Cinemas, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Health Clubs, Hotels, Marinas, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums


Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Urban Regeneration

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

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      20
Total Professional Staff      19
Chartered Town Planners      7
Architects      8
Turnover      1.8 m

With the addition of Metropolis Green and together with Metropolis AS, our Architectural Studio, we can deliver metropolitan planning and design solutions drawn from a multi-disciplinary studio of planners, urban designers, architects, sustainability and renewable energy consultants.

Our planning consultancy provides the full range of planning services from basic preliminary advice, site appraisals, heritage advice, applications, appeals and Local Development Framework and inquires through to urban design, masterplanning, and the advancement of large complex schemes.

We have built a national client base of developers, operators and community clients by researching solutions for new trends especially where planning aspirations need to be translated into the built form. We have consolidated our position with strong expertise in metropolitan development control and a focus on issues which are central to the creation of more attractive and balanced urban areas.

We believe that high quality environments are best delivered through multi-disciplinary teamwork.