Aitchison Raffety

NameAitchison Raffety

The Practice

Established in 1984, the Practice has been part of the Aitchison Raffety property services group since 1997. It now forms the Planning Division of the Company with eight planning consultants, of which six are full members of the Royal Town Planning Institute. All have extensive public and private sector experience.

Many of our clients and projects are located in the south-east, midlands and London reflecting our history and the strong links formed with Aitchison Raffety and the wide range of services the Group provides. As part of a multi-disciplinary group, we work with others on the different stages of the development process. We have a proven track record of providing sound and professional planning advice in relation to a wide range of projects and planning issues in the Midlands, London and surrounding Counties.

The Philosophy

Aitchison Raffety's reputation as an effective Practice of Chartered Town Planning consultants, who provide their clients with a personal service, has helped develop it as one of the most reliable consultancies in the country. All work is approached with the same philosophy of personal attention, value for money and the provision of an effective and rapid response, to ensure the Practice's reputation. In addition, the Practice has been awarded Investors in People status.

The Service

The Practice manages a comprehensive range of planning issues, including pre-consultation discussions leading to the preparation and submission of planning applications, planning appeals for both public and private sector clients by way of written submissions, informal hearings and public inquiries; LDF submissions and appearances, the preparation of environmental assessments; development briefs, site appraisals; strategic housing land availability assessments and research; S106 negotiations and legal agreements

The Clients

Clients include major and local housebuilders; commercial developers; major oil companies; manufacturing; local authorities (Warwickshire County Council, The City and District of St Albans, Cherwell District Council, Daventry District Council and Stratford District Council; educational establishments (University of Northampton), hospital trusts (Northamptonshire Healthcare Trust); and the LPA Receiver as well as individual land and property owners.

Legal: Direct Professional Access to the Bar

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty)

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Liveries

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Business and Science Parks

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Business: Working from Home

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Strategic Environmental Appraisals

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Minerals / Aggregates / Extraction

Industrial: Service Industry

Industrial: Waste Disposal

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Shops

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Cinemas

Tourism & Leisure: Golf Courses

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Family Entertainment Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Health Clubs

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Marinas

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Transport: Rivers / Canals / Waterways

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Minerals & Waste: Waste Disposal

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Enforcement: Prosecution

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Business: Offices

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion