Our approach

We believe that the aim of a planning consultancy should be to secure the best and most appropriate development that meets the requirements of the client in a way that suitably respects the natural and technical constraints of the site and takes reasonable account of the views and opinions of others. We consider that the way to achieve this is through negotiation and consensus, not through confrontation. The aim of ASP is to secure the best solution in every case and to provide the highest level of service to achieve this aim.

Our services

ASP is a well established consultancy with a very wide range of clients in both the public and private sectors throughout south and east England and beyond. Our consultants are able to provide advice with a broad spectrum of experience. We deal with all aspects of planning, including participation at development plan Examinations, a full range of planning applications for residential, employment, retail and other development, planning appeals, enforcement and related matters, development appraisals and the preparation of design briefs. We act for landowners and developers, public and private clients and local authorities.

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: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Business: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Business: Change of Use

Business: Car Parking / Access

Business: Enforcement

Business: Extensions / Alterations of Premises

Business: Lawful Development Certificates

Business: New Premises

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Housing: Affordable Housing

Housing: Appeals

Housing: Applications

Housing: Car Parking

Housing: Residential Developments

Housing: Social Housing

Industrial: Heavy Industry

Industrial: Light Industry

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

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Town Centres

Tourism & Leisure: Caravan Parks / Camping Sites

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Transport: Car Parks

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Minerals & Waste: Waste Recycling

Tourism & Leisure: Sport & Recreational Strategies

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Applications

Enforcement: Appeals

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

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

Urban Regeneration: Town & City Centre Revitalisation Schemes

Business: Offices

Local Authority Services: Contracted Out Services