Limited Company | www.planningbranch.com
Unit 1, Mereside
Telephone: 01768 865656
Unit 1, Mereside
Telephone: 01768 865656
Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Horticulture, Liveries, Planning & Development, Small Holdings
Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Enforcement, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, New Premises, Offices, Working from Home
Ancient Monuments, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites
AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, SSSI (Special Sites of Scientific Interest), Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms
Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design
Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies
Distribution and Warehousing, Offices
Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action
Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Flood Risk Assessements, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing
Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Mobile Phone Masts, Telecommunications, Utilities
Development Control Application Systems, GIS, Internet, Local Authority IT Guidance / Systems
Development Briefs, Development Plan Representation, Greenbelt, Local Plans, Statements of Community Involvement
Expert Witness, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements
Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Planning for Real ™, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village Design Statements, Village/Town Appraisals
Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, Solar Power, Wind Power
Feasibility Studies, Housing Needs Assessments, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, 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, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres
Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Cinemas, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos
Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Travel Plans
Brownfield Sites, Design
|Total Professional Staff||3|
|Chartered Town Planners||3|
|Landscape & Environment Professionals||1|
Planning Branch is an established and growing local planning and tree consultancy who pride themselves on an honest and comprehensive approach to planning, producing high quality work and achieving the best results for their clients, whatever their needs.
We are based in Penrith, and work all over Cumbria, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the North East.
As a small consultancy we have developed a wide range of specialism’s and abilities. We also have a comprehensive list of professional consultants to provide the services we cannot provide ourselves, including Architects, Ecologists, Surveyors and Highways Engineers.
Planning Branch draws on the considerable expertise of their professional staff who have both worked in Local Planning Authorities in Cumbria, Durham and South West Scotland, working up to Manager of Development Control and Senior Planner Levels. Between them they have over 26 years experience working in and with Local Planning Authorities. This has resulted in excellent working relationships with the Local Authorities, and working knowledge of the local policies and interpretation.
Our aim is simple; to be honest in our advice, to be approachable, and to achieve a high standard of work with results that are in our Clients best interests. This ensures a high level of repeat business and recommendations.
We have a qualified Arboriculturist on staff, and are also qualified to carry out Agricultural Appraisals.
The majority of our cases relate to rural based schemes, however we are happy to help with all aspects of planning applications and advice, including:
Recent projects include: a large mixed use scheme of 46 houses, hotel and business units in the Lake District National Park, new agricultural workers dwellings, redevelopment of houses, agricultural buildings, barn conversions for dwellings and holiday lets, screening opinions for Wind Farms, and community based redevelopment scheme in a Conservation Area.