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Urban & Rural Planning Associates

Limited Company | www.urbanandruralplanning.co.uk

The Penthouse Suite
Parade House
The Parade
PL14 6AF

Telephone: 01579 340900
Mobile: 07725021496
Contact: Mr Richard Marsden

Email: richard@urbanandruralplanning.co.uk

Website: www.urbanandruralplanning.co.uk


The Penthouse Suite
Parade House
The Parade
PL14 6AF

Telephone: 01579 340900
Mobile: 07725021496
Contact: Mr Richard Marsden

Email: richard@urbanandruralplanning.co.uk

Mr Richard Marsden Tech RTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Hollie Nicholls MRTPI, MSc Planning, FdA Development Management Planning Practice  [ E-mail ]

Ms Gilly Slater ARTPI, AMIEncSc  [ E-mail ]

Mr John Salmon  [ E-mail ]

Mr Barry Gale CMLI, ARTPI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Ivor Matthew Chartered Landscape Architect, DipLA BA(Hons) CMLI  [ E-mail ]

Mr Jason Pledger MCIAT C.Build E FCABE  [ E-mail ]

Mrs Sarah Johnson Chartered Architect, ARB RIBA  [ E-mail ]


Agricultural Developments, Barn Conversions, Development Applications, Development Viabilities, Diversification, Farms, Horticulture, Planning & Development


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, 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, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Environmental Impact Assessments, Green Belt, Renewable Energy Sources, Rural Regeneration, Tree Preservation Orders, Visual Impact Assessments, Wind Farms


Architecture, Design Layout, Masterplanning, Urban Design


Distribution and Warehousing, Offices


Appeals, Investigation

Health Planning

BREEAM Assessments


Affordable Housing, Appeals, Applications, Boundaries / Curtilage, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, House Extensions, Housing Design Layout, Objections, Residential Developments, Social Housing


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Telecommunications

Information Technology



Advocacy, Appeals, Direct Professional Access to the Bar, Injunctions, Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning

Local Plans

Minerals & Waste

Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Expert Witness, Section 106 Agreements

Renewable Energy

Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass, BREEAM, Energy Efficiency, Geothermal, Solar Power, Wind Power


Site Appraisals


Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds, Change of Use, Out of Town Sites, Site Design Layout, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Caravan Parks / Camping Sites, Family Entertainment Centres, Fast Food / Take Away Outlets, Golf Courses, Guest Houses / B&B, Hotels, Marinas, Public Houses, Tourism

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      15
Total Professional Staff      3
Chartered Town Planners      1
Architects      1
Landscape & Environment Professionals      1

Countries operated in: Europe

United Kingdom

Urban & Rural Planning Associates

planning/architecture/landscape realising development potential

Urban & Rural Planning Associates is a planning-led multi-disciplinary practice based in SE Cornwall offering town planning, architecture and landscape architecture expertise across the UK.

Our planning-led approach maximises development potential because all architectural designs are developed from an informed brief that has been considered by planning expertise, minimising the risk of refusal at the planning stage.

We offer value for money; a bespoke but realistic and achievable design potential and have a reputation and track record for success when dealing with difficult sites in respect of design and sensitive locations for planning.

planning services include: site appraisals, EIA, applications and appeals relating to planning and listed buildings matters, Local Development Framework representations, acting as expert witness. There is particular expertise relating to residential and holiday accommodation proposals, and in respect of enforcement and certificate of lawfulness matters.

architecture bespoke design services include: providing conceptual drawings through to drawings for planning and Building Regulations, 3D models, photomontages, animations and SAPs/Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments, project management, contract administration.

landscape design and planning services include: LVIA, landscape and visual appraisals, discharging planning conditions, landscape management and maintenance plans, development master-planning, sketch designs to full hard and soft detailed drawings, garden design, sustainable drainage system design and green roofs.


  • Redevelopment of several large touring holiday sites with bespoke design luxury holiday homes
  • Innovative affordable/market housing schemes
  • Substantial extension to listed residential home in conservation area
  • Planning consent for over 333MW UK solar PV (Nov 2016)
  • Large factory extension in countryside
  • Conversion of buildings, including listed buildings, to dwellings
  • Certificate of Lawfulness of Proposed Development relating to 1976 planning permission
  • Rural occupation dwellings in open countryside not associated to agriculture
  • Removal of restrictive occupancy conditions
  • Negotiation of/amendments to Section 106 Agreements
  • New dwellings outside settlement boundary
  • Representation of applicants, interested parties, and local authorities at planning, enforcement, lawful development certificate and Section 218 appeals
  • Replacement dwelling in Metropolitan Green Belt significantly larger than original dwelling
  • Appeal allowed for high quality commercial development in edge of town location