Astill Planning Consultants Ltd

NameAstill Planning Consultants Ltd

The Practice

Astill Planning Consultants Ltd is a professional Town Planning Consultancy providing nationwide coverage, from its offices in Leicester, Birmingham and Tunbridge Wells. We have a rapidly growing national client base which is able to draw on our expertise and experience gained in both the public and private sectors.

With experience and a growing portfolio of work in the residential, retail & leisure, renewables, health & education, telecoms and commercial sectors Astill Planning Consultants Ltd is able to offer its clients a wealth of experience and knowledge.

We aim to offer our clients the highest quality service by providing realistic and commercially focussed planning advice, overcoming any arising issues with effective sustainable planning solutions and always going one step further to ensure that all your needs are met.

If you have a project that you would like to discuss please contact us.


As a company we serve a wide and diverse client base ranging from individuals to multi-national organisations, with issues from small scale extensions to multi-million pound development projects.

We offer advice and support in the following areas:

  • Planning Appraisals/Portfolio Reviews/Site Searches
  • Land Monitoring
  • Local and Neighbourhood Plan Representations
  • 5 Year Residential Land Supply Analysis
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Statements
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Planning Appeals/Expert Witness
  • Environmental Assessments/Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
  • Consultation/Community Engagement
  • Urban Design/Masterplans
  • Development/Design Briefs
  • Heritage & Conservation
  • Regeneration
  • Flood Risk
  • Retail & Leisure
  • Student Housing
  • Affordable Housing
  • Transport Planning
  • Socio-Economic Statements
  • Developer Contributions

At Astill Planning Consultants Ltd we pride ourselves on providing the best possible service and advice to our clients.

Local & Strategic Planning: Community Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Representation

Local & Strategic Planning: EIP (Examination in Public)

Local & Strategic Planning: Greenbelt

Local & Strategic Planning: Sub-regional Planning

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Briefs

Local & Strategic Planning: Local Plans

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan Monitoring

Local & Strategic Planning: Statements of Community Involvement

Local & Strategic Planning: Core Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Area Development Frameworks

Local & Strategic Planning: Planning Strategies

Local & Strategic Planning: Duty to Cooperate

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Appraisal

Local & Strategic Planning: Sustainability Statements

Local & Strategic Planning: Development Plan - Viability Assessments

Conservation: Characterisation Studies

Conservation: Townscape Impact Analysis

Conservation: Design Layout

Conservation: Ancient Monuments

Conservation: Conservation Areas

Conservation: Historic Towns / Sites

Conservation: Listed Buildings

Conservation: Rural Conservation

Conservation: Urban Conservation

Conservation: World Heritage Sites

Legal: Public Inquiries

Legal: Appeals

Countryside & Environment: Renewable Energy Sources

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Environmental Statements

Countryside & Environment: Gypsy / Traveller Sites

Countryside & Environment: National Parks

Countryside & Environment: Rural Regeneration

Countryside & Environment: Tree Preservation Orders

Countryside & Environment: Visual Impact Assessments

Countryside & Environment: Wind Farms

Countryside & Environment: Green Belt

Countryside & Environment: Code for Sustainable Homes

Agriculture: Planning & Development

Agriculture: Development Viabilities

Agriculture: Development Applications

Agriculture: Agricultural Developments

Agriculture: Barn Conversions

Agriculture: Diversification

Agriculture: Estates

Agriculture: Farms

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

Business: Offices

Design: Design Layout

Design: Architecture

Design: Implementation

Design: Characterisation Studies

Design: Townscape Impact Analysis

Design: Tall Buildings

Design: Crime Prevention Design

Design: Masterplanning

Design: Urban Design

Economic Development: Development Strategies

Economic Development: Feasibility Studies

Economic Development: Viability Assessment

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Plans

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Neighbourhood Development Orders

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Community and Stakeholder Consultation Events

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Public Participation

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Schools / Community Buildings

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village/Town Appraisals

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Village Design Statements

Neighbourhood & Community Planning: Registration of Community Assets under Localism Act

Health Planning: Cemeteries

Health Planning: Crematoriums

Health Planning: Health Centres

Health Planning: Hospices

Health Planning: Hospital

Health Planning: Nursing Homes

Health Planning: BREEAM Assessments

Housing: Eco-Homes Assessments

Housing: Housing Design Layout

Housing: Viability Assessments

Housing: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

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

Housing: Code for Sustainable Homes

Industrial: Telecommunications

Industrial: Mobile Phone Masts

Industrial: Site Design Layout

Information Technology: CAD

Information Technology: Web & Graphic Design

Information Technology: Internet

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Affordable Housing Viability

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Expert Witness

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Planning Gain

Negotiation & Dispute Resolution: Section 106 Agreements

Research: Local and Strategic Housing Market Assessments

Research: Feasibility Studies

Research: Land Availabiltiy Studies

Research: Research / Surveys

Research: Site Appraisals

Retail: Advertisements / Canopies / Blinds

Retail: Change of Use

Retail: Factory Outlet Centres

Retail: Motorway Service Areas

Retail: Out of Town Sites

Retail: Retail Impact Studies

Retail: Shops

Retail: Supermarkets

Retail: Town Centres

Retail: Impact Tests

Retail: Site Design Layout

Tourism & Leisure: Visitor Management Strategies

Tourism & Leisure: Amusement Centres

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: Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Playing Fields

Tourism & Leisure: Public Houses

Tourism & Leisure: Restaurants

Tourism & Leisure: Stadiums

Tourism & Leisure: Swimming Baths

Tourism & Leisure: Theme Parks

Tourism & Leisure: Tourism

Tourism & Leisure: Wildlife Centres / Zoos

Transport: Car Parks

Transport: Travel Plans

Urban Regeneration: Rural & Village Schemes

Urban Regeneration: Housing Estate Masterplans

Urban Regeneration: Design

Urban Regeneration: Brownfield Sites

Enforcement: Appeals

Renewable Energy: Wind Power

Renewable Energy: Solar Power

Renewable Energy: BREEAM

Renewable Energy: Biomass

Renewable Energy: Geothermal

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

Renewable Energy: Energy Efficiency

Employment: Impact Tests

Employment: City Centre Tall Buildings

Employment: Distribution and Warehousing

Employment: Offices