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Limited Company | www.spawforths.co.uk

Junction 41 Business Court
East Ardsley
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01924 873873
Fax: 01924 870777
Contact: Mr David Rolinson

Email: mail@spawforths.co.uk

Website: www.spawforths.co.uk


Junction 41 Business Court
East Ardsley
West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01924 873873
Fax: 01924 870777
Contact: Mr David Rolinson

Email: mail@spawforths.co.uk

Mr David Rolinson BA (Hons), DIP PEL, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr David Rolinson

Chairman and Chartered Town Planner

Mr Adrian Spawforth BA (Hons), BArch (Hons), MA, ARB, RIBA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Adrian Spawforth

Managing Director

Mr Paul Bedwell BA (Hons), Dip TRP, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Paul Bedwell


Mrs Dawn Jenkins BA (Hons), BArch (Hons), MBA, DIPMS, ARB, RIBA,MCMI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Dawn Jenkins

Design Director

Ms Rachel Illsley BSc (Hons), PgC  [ E-mail ]

Ms Rachel Illsley

Finance Director

Miss Hannah Richardson BSc (Hons), MA, MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Miss Hannah Richardson

Associate (Chartered Town Planner) and Planning Team Leader


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Diversification, Estates, Farms


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


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

Countryside & Environment

Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, 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


Architecture, Crime Prevention Design, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Inward Investment, Marketing


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


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


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Technological Industry, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, 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

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

Solar Power, Wind Power


Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Car Boot Sales, Change of Use, Factory Outlet Centres, Markets, 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, Public Houses, Restaurants, Stadiums, Swimming Baths, Theme Parks, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Design , European Funding, PPP (Public & Private Partnerships), Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      25
Total Professional Staff      21
Chartered Town Planners      13
Architects      5
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1
Management Professionals      1
Turnover      £2,175,000

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom


As one of the largest independent planning practices in the region, Spawforths are experts in conceiving, designing, promoting and delivering creative solutions for a range of development issues. Our Chartered Town Planners have significant expertise in Development Plans, Development Management, Appeals and Environmental Assessment. We are currently leading more than £5 billion of development though the planning system which includes over 30,000 new homes and 17 million sq.ft. of employment and commercial space. In doing so we are working with over 70 communities.

We specialise in housing, developer, commercial, energy and retail development. Our outstanding record of success for Clients is founded upon an in depth understanding of the environment, an empathy and appreciation for people’s needs and expert knowledge of Government policy. All our Planners are fully chartered, professional and specialised in their chosen field. As well as Expert Witness services, we are specialists in Environmental Assessment and are Members of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and also hold IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark in recognition of our approach and processes for Environmental Assessment.


Our Masterplanning team focuses on people orientated environments and the strengthening of cities and urban settlements. We work collaboratively and our interdisciplinary team brings together skills in masterplanning, landscape, architecture and planning.


Employing only Chartered Architects with membership of both ARB and the RIBA, our architects not only regularly ensure that our outline planning proposals are deliverable but also deliver high quality and innovative one-off buildings. Our ethos is one of partnership and collaboration but we specialise in housing, education and health. With many award winning schemes under our belt, we work on behalf of both end users and developer clients.

Landscape Architecture

Our landscape architecture team prepare Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments for our Environmental Assessments as well as design and deliver high quality public realm schemes for many of our architectural projects.


We have a dedicated in-house team of community consultation professionals who are familiar with the challenges and opportunities associated with trying to deliver large scale development projects within or adjacent to established communities