Arrowsmith Associates

NameArrowsmith Associates


Established in 1983, Arrowsmith Associates is an independent local practice based in Knaresborough and working throughout northern and western Yorkshire and beyond. We work closely with other professionals such as architects, highway engineers, ecologists, surveyors, solicitors and landscape architects, to meet the requirements of each project.

Arrowsmith Associates deals with all aspects of town planning, including the following services:

  • Pre-application negotiations with local planning authorities.
  • Preparation and submission of planning applications, certificates of lawful use, etc.
  • Preparation and submission of appeals.
  • Advice on development plans and the preparation and submission of evidence at development plan inquiries.

Current & Recent Clients

Current and recent clients of the practice include:

  • Abacus Direct Ltd
  • Albert Hymas Ltd
  • Bridge Supply Company Ltd
  • Johnsons of Whixley
  • Kindercare Ltd
  • Goldsborough Hall
  • Greyfriars (UK) Ltd
  • Harrogate Area Construction Services Ltd
  • Hornbeam Park Developments Ltd
  • Ripley Castle Estate
  • Winston UK Ltd

Arrowsmith Associates also acts for private individuals, community groups and on occasions local planning authorities.

Current and Recent Projects

Current and recent projects include:

  • Office, Industrial and commercial development
  • Expansion of a large mushroom farm
  • Redevelopment of former auction mart
  • Holiday park development
  • Mixed use redevelopment in a small town
  • Greenfield and brownfield residential development ranging from single houses to over 100

Legal: Public Inquiries

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

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

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

Agriculture: Horticulture

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

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Boundaries / Curtilage

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Housing Needs Studies

Housing: House Extensions

Housing: Objections

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

Industrial: Service Industry

Legal: Appeals

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Shops

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Guest Houses / B&B

Tourism & Leisure: Fast Food / Take Away Outlets

Tourism & Leisure: Hotels

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Roads

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Investigation

Enforcement: Appeals

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Research: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Research: Viability and Planning Assessments and Inquiries

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Business: Offices