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Star Planning and Development

Limited Company | www.starplanning.co.uk

140 Brandwood Road
Kings Heath
West Midlands
B14 6BX

Telephone: 0121 444 7554
Fax: 0121 444 8339
Contact: Mr David Barnes

Email: david@starplanning.co.uk

Website: www.starplanning.co.uk


140 Brandwood Road
Kings Heath
West Midlands
B14 6BX

Telephone: 0121 444 7554
Fax: 0121 444 8339
Contact: Mr David Barnes

Email: david@starplanning.co.uk

Mr David Barnes MBA BSc(Hons) DipTP MRTPI  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Estates, Farms, Liveries, Option Agreements, Planning & Development, Small Holdings


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 Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Country Parks, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Statements, Environmental Trusts, Green Belt, National Parks, Renewable Energy Sources, Rights of Way, Rural Regeneration, Tree Preservation Orders, Wind Farms


Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Development Strategies, Feasibility Studies, Marketing, Viability Assessment


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation, Remedial Action

Health Planning

Cemeteries, Crematoriums, Health Centres, Hospices, Hospital, Nursing Homes


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Housing Needs Studies, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing, Viability Assessments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mobile Phone Masts, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal


Community Infrastructure Levy - Examination, Duty to Cooperate, Schools Planning


Advocacy, Appeals, Covenants, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Core Strategies, Development Briefs, Development Plan Monitoring, Development Plan Representation, Duty to Cooperate, EIP (Examination in Public), Greenbelt, Local Plans, Minerals Local Plans, Planning Strategies, Statements of Community Involvement, Sustainability Appraisal, Sustainability Statements, Waste Local Plans

Local Authority Services

Local Plan Making


Land use, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Affordable Housing Viability, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Public Participation


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, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Amusement Centres, Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Health Clubs, Hotels, Parks, Playing Fields, Public Houses, Restaurants, Sport & Recreational Strategies, Tourism


Airports, Car Parks, Roads, Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration

Blight, Brownfield Sites, Compulsory Purchases, Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      2
Total Professional Staff      1

The Firm

Star Planning is an established client focused planning consultancy operating throughout England and Wales. The firm has an established reputation for providing commercially aware, straightforward and reliable advice that spans both the planning and development sectors which will be of value to all clients whether within the public or private sectors.

Planning Advice

Star Planning provides advice on a range of planning related matters including all forms of applications, development plan representations, negotiating Planning Obligations and addressing enforcement issues. This advice is provided for a range of projects from small scale residential schemes through to large mixed use projects and includes: +planning application submissions for all types and sizes of development +negotiation of planning permissions, conditions and obligations +all forms of planning appeals +site identification, assessment and development +planning feasibility appraisals +strategies for maximising the planning and economic potential of sites +Development plan representations, including Neighbourhood Plans +greenfield urban extensions +brownfield regeneration projects +planning research for a variety of matters including socio-economic assessments +environmental impact assessment management +community consultation and neighbourhood planning +promotion sites and protection of allocated sites in development plans +presentation of evidence to public inquiries and examinations +enforcement action and appeals +lawful development certificates +resolution of conditions and obligations +advertisement consent +listed building and conservation area consents and appraisals +compulsory compulsory +environmental assessment planning and policy imputs +housing land supply analysis +affordable housing provision +third party objections +discharging conditions

Project Management

The firm specialises in establishing the planning strategy and project managing large and complex planning projects. Working closely with the client, Star Planning manages the consultant team to ensure that the necessary work is undertaken at the opportune time, representations are made to all stages of the development plan process and planning applications are submitted at the optimum time. The project management work also includes coordinating the preparation of Environmental Statements and other documents required to support a proposal.

Star Planning manages the planning promotion and disposal strategies for surplus land assets for companies and rural estates.