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Nick Shute Associates

Sole Practitioner | www.nickshute-associates.co.uk/

5 Coldharbour
Tring Road
HP22 6NR

Telephone: 01296 584522
Mobile: 07885 990935
Contact: Mr Nick Shute

Email: nickshute@ntlworld.com

Website: www.nickshute-associates.co.uk/


5 Coldharbour
Tring Road
HP22 6NR

Telephone: 01296 584522
Mobile: 07885 990935
Contact: Mr Nick Shute

Email: nickshute@ntlworld.com

Mr Nick Shute BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Nick Shute BSc (Hons) DipTP MRTPI is a planner and urban designer with 40 years professional experience. He was previously a Director at LDA Design, founding partner of Planning by Design and a Technical Director of Llewelyn Davies.

He has particular experience in urban regeneration and master planning. His experience includes projects at all scales from the city to the individual house.

Recent projects include:

  • Business Park, Aylesbury: planning permission obtained for 23,000 m2 of business space on a 7.3 ha site, with the potential to generate 600 jobs on-site for Blakelands LLP.
  • Konza New City, Kenya: master plan for a new city near Nairobi, with a projected population of 200,000 and inward investment creating 80,000 jobs for the Government of Kenya.
  • Rackheath Ecotown: adviser to Broadland District Council on the masterplanning and delivery of the 5,000 home new community.
  • Planning permission and listed building consent obtained for change of use of listed barn from employment to residential use together with adjoining new house in Chesham.
  • Planning permission obtained for pub conversion projects in Whitchurch and Little Horwood, for residential use of former pubs and new housing on the old pub car parks.
  • Planning permission obtained for new retail development in Aylesbury with residential use above.
  • Planning permission for change of use of listed office building to children’s day nursery.

Other recent work includes obtaining planning permission for residential extensions, change of use from shops to restaurant, change of use from offices to residential, new employment projects and other new residential development projects.

He led multi-disciplinary teams preparing master plans for the redevelopment of Ravenscraig Steel Works, Greenwich Peninsula for British Gas, East Dunfermline Expansion for Fife Council and Fife Enterprise, Hatfield Aerospace for Arlington and Hertfordshire County Council and coalfield regeneration projects in Sheffield, Edinburgh and Leicestershire.

He has planned new settlements in Essex, Kent and Wiltshire and new urban villages for Wolverhampton, Portishead and Gateshead. He has prepared design briefs and urban design frameworks for Newcastle Gallowgate, Southampton Arts Quarter, Burslem Town Centre, East Greenwich Riverside, Millbay Docks, Plymouth, Grimsby Fish Dock, Royal Pier Southampton and the Royal Hospital London (a major PFI hospital development).

He also has extensive experience as a consultant working overseas. This includes projects in Kenya, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, China, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Oman.

The early part of his career was spent as a planner in local government in London and Buckinghamshire.


Development Applications, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Change of Use, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises


Conservation Areas, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Urban Conservation

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, Strategic Environmental Appraisals


Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices




Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments


Light Industry, Site Design Layout


Appeals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Sub-regional Planning

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Neighbourhood Development Plans, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Village/Town Appraisals


Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Site Appraisals


Change of Use, Shops, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Tourism


Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Trams, Transport planning and design

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Housing Estate Masterplans, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      1
Total Professional Staff      1
Chartered Town Planners      1

Countries operated in: Africa

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria

Countries operated in: Asia

China, Iraq, Oman, Saudi Arabia

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom


Nick Shute Associates is a planning and regeneration consultancy, with particular skills in the planning of complex urban development. Projects at all scales are undertaken, from large to small. The range of projects tackled includes:

  • housing development at all scales from the single house to the large neighbourhood;
  • business, office and industrial development;
  • mixed use regeneration schemes;
  • regeneration of town centres;
  • the renewal of urban neighbourhoods;
  • redevelopment of previously developed urban land;
  • the planning and design of new settlements and large new urban development schemes.

The principal Nick Shute is an urban planner, with 40 years professional experience in urban regeneration and master planning in both the public and private sectors.

Nick Shute Associates offers the following services:

  • Urban planning
  • Urban regeneration
  • Master planning and urban design
  • New settlement planning
  • Project management
  • Infrastructure planning
  • Transport planning
  • Community engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Development feasibility
  • Planning applications
  • Promotions through the local planning process
  • Planning appeals
  • Public inquiries
  • Design and Access Statements