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Paul Butler Associates Ltd

Limited Company | www.paulbutlerassociates.co.uk

31 Blackfriars Road
M3 7AQ

Telephone: 0161 835 3530
Contact: Mr Paul Butler

Email: pba@paulbutlerassociates.co.uk

Website: www.paulbutlerassociates.co.uk


31 Blackfriars Road
M3 7AQ

Telephone: 0161 835 3530
Contact: Mr Paul Butler

Email: pba@paulbutlerassociates.co.uk

Mr Paul Butler MA MPhil PG Cert Arch Hist MRTPI IHBC   [ E-mail ]

Mr David Tye BSc MTPI MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Tom Flanagan MTCP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Diversification, 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


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Characterisation Studies, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Strategic Environmental Appraisals, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Characterisation Studies, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Tall Buildings, Townscape Impact Analysis, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Inward Investment, Marketing, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Impact Tests, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Prosecution, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Advocacy, 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, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sub-regional Planning, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans

Minerals & Waste

Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

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

Renewable Energy

Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power


Empty Homes Surveys, Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, 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, 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, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Rambling, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism, Visitor Management Strategies, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Motorways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Trams, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

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

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      6
Total Professional Staff      6
Chartered Town Planners      4
Conservation Professionals      2

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

The Practice

Founded in 1992, Paul Butler Associates Ltd is an independent planning, development and heritage consultancy that provides specialist advice for public and private sector clients. We undertake work across the UK.

The practice was established to provide professional, independent, cost effective and imaginative advice to our clients, and this remains the motivation of our committed and experienced team of qualified professionals today.

Our team, headed by Paul Butler, David Tye and Tom Flanagan, is comprised of senior planners, planners and assistant planners. We work closely with a variety of professionals including architects, surveyors, highway engineers and others.

Planning Services and Specialisms

We advise on all aspects of the statutory planning system, including development control, planning applications, negotiations, planning appeals, inquiries and enforcement matters.

We have a particular expertise in resolving heritage issues associated with conservation areas and listed buildings. Our work includes heritage statements to accompany applications; conservation area appraisals and management plans; and specialist advice on a variety of heritage matters.

We offer a full suite of archaeological services including the preparation of written schemes of investigation, desk-based assessments, archaeological evaluations and archive deposition. We can provide an archaeological ‘watching brief’ service whilst your works are underway on site.

Other specialisms include site and building feasibility studies, regeneration studies, representations on development plans, urban design and Masterplanning.

Recent Projects

The practice deals with a wide range of development project types and sizes. End uses include housing, retail, leisure (sports stadia, hotels, pubs/cafe bars, restaurants), industrial and office development.

Toward the smaller end of the scale we deal with, for example, house extensions, proposals for the development of small housing sites, changes in use of existing buildings and extensions to commercial and industrial property.

Larger projects have included city centre redevelopment schemes (the Arndale and Printworks complexes in Manchester); the Quadrant stadium extensions and training facilities for Manchester United; and major housing led developments involving mill conversions and new build. In the public sector we have worked on regeneration studies, often with a strong heritage element, for many local authorities and regeneration agencies.