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The Forum
Barnfield Road

Telephone: 01392 229700
Fax: 01392 229701
Contact: Marcus Wood

Other offices in: London, Manchester

Email: Marcus.Wood@wsp.com

Website: www.wsp.com


The Forum
Barnfield Road

Telephone: 01392 229700
Fax: 01392 229701
Contact: Marcus Wood

Email: Marcus.Wood@wsp.com


6 Devonshire Square

Telephone: 020 7337 1700
Fax: 020 7337 1701
Contact: Marcus Wood

Email: Marcus.Wood@wsp.com


Manchester Technology Centre
Oxford Road
M1 7ED

Telephone: 0161 200 5000
Fax: 0161 200 5001
Contact: Marcus Wood

Email: Marcus.Wood@wsp.com

Marcus Wood BA (Hons) MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Clare Hennessey BSc (Hons) MRTPI

Laurie Mentiplay MRTPI

Amy Hallam BA (Hons) MSc MRTPI  [ E-mail ]

Vicky Moran MRTPI

Helen Hyde BA (Hons) AdDip MRTPI

Denice Bowler MRTPI

Stephen Cain MRTPI

Andrew Deacon MRTPI

Helen Bailey MRTPI

Chris Clarke MRTPI

Jonathan Legg MSc MRTPI

Rachel Skinner MRTPI

Simon McKee MRTPI

Rachel Lawson MRTPI

Alison Challis MRTPI

Sheery Sassoon MRTPI

Lungile Mngadi BA MSc MRTPI

Gavin Lewis MRTPI

Sofena Yasmin

Colin Turnbull MRTPI

Karen McAllister MRTPI

Andrew Shepherd MRTPI

Tamsin Silvester MRTPI

Luke Jiggins

Clare Williams MRTPI

Safia Bibi

Ruth Jones

Gemma Newall MRTPI

Anita Copplestone MRTPI

Naomi Kretschmer MRTPI

Mikyla Davidson MRTPI

Martin Heffer MRTPI

Lara Peters MRTPI


DEFRA - Consultancy Advice, Planning & Development


Business and Science Parks, Car Parking / Access, Change of Use, Extensions / Alterations of Premises, Flood Risk Assessments, Lawful Development Certificates, Offices


Ancient Monuments, Archaeology, Conservation Areas, Design Layout, Ecology, Historic Building Restoration, Historic Towns / Sites, Listed Buildings, Rural Conservation, Urban Conservation, World Heritage Sites

Countryside & Environment

AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Appropriate Assessment (Habitats Regulations), Coastal Planning, Code for Sustainable Homes, Country Parks, Ecological Surveys, Environmental Audits, Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management Strategies, Environmental Statements, Green Belt, Gypsy / Traveller Sites, 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, Wetlands, Wildlife Centres / Trusts, Wind Farms


Architecture, Design Layout, Implementation, Masterplanning, Urban Design

Economic Development

Development Strategies, Economic Research, Feasibility Studies, Funding Advice, Funding Applications, Marketing


City Centre Tall Buildings, Distribution and Warehousing, Offices



Health Planning

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


Appeals, Applications, Car Parking, Code for Sustainable Homes, Eco-Homes Assessments, Flood Risk Assessements, Light Issues, Objections, Residential Developments


Heavy Industry, Light Industry, Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction, Mining, Mobile Phone Masts, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Pollution (Air, Water, Noise), Service Industry, Site Design Layout, Technological Industry, Telecommunications, Utilities, Waste Disposal

Information Technology



Health Assessments, Transport Assessments


Appeals, Judicial Review, Land Tribunals, 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, Sustainability Appraisal, Transport Plans, Waste Local Plans


Conservation, Energy, Land use, Ports, Shipping, Spatial planning

Minerals & Waste

Coal Mining, Incineration, Landfill, Mineral Local Plans, Minerals/Aggregates Extraction, Mining, Oil & Gas Exploration, Quarries, Waste Disposal, Waste Local Plans, Waste Minimisation, Waste Recycling

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution

Contractual Disputes, Expert Witness, Mediation, Planning Gain, Section 106 Agreements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning

Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events, Public Participation, Schools / Community Buildings, Village/Town Appraisals


European Planning Systems, Other Planning Systems, Overseas Planning and Development

Renewable Energy

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


Environmental Impact Assessment, Feasibility Studies, Land Availabiltiy Studies, Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Research / Surveys, Site Appraisals


Change of Use, Markets, Motorway Service Areas, Out of Town Sites, Shops, Site Design Layout, Supermarkets, Town Centre Management, Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure

Hotels, Marinas, Tourism, Wildlife Centres / Zoos


Airports, Buses / Coach Stations, Car Parks, Cycle Ways, Motorways, Ports, Railways, Rivers / Canals / Waterways, Roads, Traffic Management, Trams, Transport Impact Studies, Transport planning and design, Travel Plans, Underground (Tube) Systems

Urban Regeneration

Brownfield Sites, Design , Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes, Waterfront Sites

Consultancy Profile

Total Staff      36700
Chartered Town Planners      35
Overseas Offices      Too many to list
Quality Assured      Yes

Countries operated in: Africa

Botswana, South Africa

Countries operated in: Asia

China, India, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam

Countries operated in: Europe

Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Countries operated in: North America

Canada, United States of America

Countries operated in: Oceania

Australia, New Zealand

WSP is a global consultancy assisting public and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain thousands of infrastructure and development projects around the world.

WSP's town planning and strategic planning team has more than 600 people worldwide, with a UK team spread across regional offices that gives us country-wide coverage. The team works closely with a complete range of in-house environment specialists and transport planners to provide a comprehensive client service.

Specific services include:

  • Town Planning advice, including submission of applications, appeals and Development Plan representations
  • Expertise in the Development Consent Order process, Hybrid Bill process and other legal consents
  • Expert Witness / Public Inquiry Support
  • Planning policy studies – evidence base research and preparation of Development Plan Documents and Supplementary Planning Documents
  • Strategic Environmental Assessment, Sustainability Appraisals and Appropriate Assessments
  • Masterplanning
  • Public consultation, stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Energy planning, including advice on delivery of renewables, decentralised energy networks and low carbon development
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Transport planning, travel model research and development
  • Environmental Services such as acoustics, vibration and air quality, landscape planning, ecology surveys and assessments, land contamination and remediation, flood risk assessment and sustainable drainage advice

Several members of the UK team have previously worked in the public sector providing us a valuable insight into statutory expectations, ensuring a focused appropriate approach to our delivery. One of our major strengths is our integrated team of planning and environmental assessment specialists, which ensures a comprehensive and integrated service where a wider view to planning issues can be taken, ultimately reducing risks to a project and resulting in a higher quality product.

Our work on policy development includes reviews of major projects including strategic technical, environmental, financial and economic appraisal. Stakeholder engagement and tailored public consultation are core skills for the planning projects we undertake. We are also experienced at working with all levels of Government.